Here are a few photos from our recent Pine Creek Rhino adventure. The trip was long and dynamic and we had too many great photos for one post so here we are.
This set covers most of the day chronologically. The views on the way up, with the sun directly overhead, are much different than the late-afternoon trip down. It’s almost like you’re descending on a different route–the colors and shadows are dramatically different looking down Morgan Creek.
We had lunch near the top of Morgan Canyon, near the base of Mt. Morgan. We explored the area at the top, or at least as far as you can get on the road. From that point you can see what I think it the Adamson Mine on the top of Wheeler Ridge. It’s a good trek up to the mine, and I would guess it’s at more than 13,000 feet. The miners up there had a work ethic you don’t see much anymore.
As I said before we had our resident bighorn sheep expert, Steve Yeager, along for the ride. The sheep were nowhere to be found that day but he showed us all their normal spots. Maybe we’ll be able to go back up there with him sometime when they’re down and get some photos.
It was another great adventure and it’s been a pleasure sharing these photos with you all.
We’ve had some questions about public access to this road. Unfortunately it not accessible to the public. We were invited by the owner of the mine to come up and explore, which is an opportunity we wouldn’t pass up! We’ll do our best to share trips like this with you all here through our photos and video.
On that note, you can hike to most of these places other than the mill via Pine Creek and Rock Creek (Mosquito Flats). It’s a great area to explore.
Thanks again and have a happy Thanksgiving.