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Also, in the fall, the aspens in the lower section can really be nice.
I miss the olden days (1980's) when the trail played out at the old cabin (now burned down) right around treeline. You had to improvise/scramble up the big slope, which was a lot of work but also lots of fun--an enjoyable challenge. Are there any other old f**ts out there who remember that?
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Bill Cummings wrote:I'm a big fan of the Black Cloud Trail. The views it gives you to the south are really fantastic (be sure to stop briefly just above treeline and turn around to the south and enjoy the view of La Plata and the valley). It is definitely a bit more elevation gain than the standard route. The long time you'll spend on Elbert's south ridge (about 2 miles each way) gives you a lot of beautiful views but also a lot of weather exposure--be sure to watch for storms.
A big +1 to that, sir. Splendid way to experience the mountain.
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