Chaffee County Running Club

July 4, 2010 - Monarch Pass to Garfield Trail Run

A dozen or so hardy members of the club headed out this Fourth of July for an delightful run on the Continental divide trail.

Starting at Monarch pass, we headed north, away from the swarms of mountain bikers. After a quick trip along an evergreen shaded trail, we climbed to the divide. Following the crest of Monarch Ski Area, we continued north above timberline. With amazing views of Waterdog Lakes, east and west vistas, everyone enjoyed a moderate climb on a great trail. Dropping down in the the Boss Lake basin we were treated to a very colorful turquoise glacial flower series of lakes, then down to Boss Lake and finally a quick trip down the road to Garfield.

Great post run snacks, a fun run for all, with no lost club members or casualties.

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