Silver Basin

This morning I went for a hike to a somewhat random spot called Silver Basin, off Camp Bird Road near Ouray. I followed some snow-covered jeep roads through the forest to treeline, then straight-lined it up a steep tundra slope to a high ridgeline with a nice view of the south side of the Sneffels Range. It’s a good thing I got out this morning; now it’s pouring rain again down here in Seattle… uh, I mean Ouray.

illuminescent plant
Illuminescent plant. It looks like a flower, but really it’s a green plant. I couldn’t resist inverting the colors in Photoshop!

Sneffels Range panorama
[+] Looking up the upper Camp Bird Road and the south side of the Sneffels Range. From left to right: Gilpin Peak, Mt. Sneffels, Cirque Mountain, Teakettle Mountain, and Potosi Peak.

4 thoughts on “Silver Basin

  1. Hi Bill,

    Perhaps I should have named this post “Sydney Basin” since the photo indeed shows Sydney Basin (very observant, btw). But I did hike up through Silver Basin, and this shot was taken on a ridge between Silver and Sydney.

    Jack

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