Sunday, October 23, 2011

Iron Goat

Terah and I wanted different views and we've talked about Iron Goat since last year.   We like doing a creepy hike around Halloween.  Iron Goat seemed to fit the bill.  I have to say we absolutely loved this hike.  It was easy to find our path as Terah found that Iron Goat has it's own website.

We also found the map....

We went to the interpretive trail head on Route 2 at mile 58.3 on the left.  It is well marked, so no worries trying to find it. Bathrooms at the trail head.  We headed up the switchbacks to Windy point then onto the old town of Wellington.  Total miles were about 8 miles round trip.  Trail is easy to find, well marked and easy to follow.  Not a lot of people on the trail, ran into a few friendly people that made the hike that much more fun.  So happy we went, for us it was an hour and a half drive one way, but so worth the trip.  Amazing sights and great weather.  Couldn't have asked for a better Halloween is creepy in parts if you ask us!!!  Especially in  the cement snow shed!

Anti Aircraft

Sorry we haven't posted lately!! Getting lazy keeping up with our hikes! This one was from October 8th.  We needed a quick hike and the weather wasn't going to be great so getting a view wasn't priority. We decided on Anti Aircraft.  Now you can follow the instructions and stop at the gate etc etc but you can actually drive up to park, grab a map and walk around the many weaving trails.  That's what we ended up doing as no one has bothered to report this....The million dollar view was so-so.  Our million dollar view will always be from the meadow on Granite Mountain.  We haven't found a better sight yet in our opinion.  The trails that we followed were fun, we found a old coal pit, clay pit and almost went the cave holes, but Terah's mom was getting tired as we were walking her legs off.  If you just want a nice walk following some trails to check out the old coal mining areas, this would be good fun for you.

old bear markings