Saturday, December 18, 2010

Caribou Ranch Open Space

We were going to go snowshoeing today at CROS, but once we got there and saw how little snow there was, we decided to leave the shoes in the car. It was a fun hike anyway.

Parts of the trail are along the old Switzerland Trail rail bed, so it was a pretty easy hike. We checked out an old homestead along the way that had a large meadow and barn nearby.

We continued on the loop and came to an old silver mine. There were a bunch of boarded up buildings -- a stone house for the owners, a bunkhouse for the miners, various outhouses and outbuildings. It was neat walking around the area and reading the interpretive signs.

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