somewhat last minute call for a trip to the Kelly Flats trail. I was
busy in the morning but the afternoon was free - and they wished for an
afternoon trip - good timing - I'm in.
Weather in town was to be mid to high 90's with no rain. Temps up at the trail - 8000 to 8500 feet - more enjoyable.
Start at the eastern trailhead for a counter clockwise circle.
|The river's turned on and flowing heavily.
|The beginning of the trail
|A look at the hill
|The undulated section at the base of the hill.
|The last section if a bit steep.
late in the day has an advantage of an empty trail. We encountered
about five vehicles heading out and only one or two heading in. The
chutes was empty except for us. I processed through and we kept moving
|Blue jeep wished to re-spool the winch and I did too - mine's tended and he's pulling me up the hill re-spooling his.
|Forest fire remains from several years back.
|At some point they'll start falling / tipping over.