Clear Creek Mountain Trail

I went on a nice hike along Upper Clear Creek in the Big Horn Mountains last weekend.  This is the same area we rode down on with our bikes recently, but I wanted to get additional photos.  It was a beautiful day, with a little color still in the trees.

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I started at one of the Clear Creek Trail markers along Hwy. 16 and went up nearly to the Mosier Gulch picnic area.  I’m so grateful to Bill Mentock and the others who set up this extensive trail system along the creek.  I even passed Bill along the way.  He had clippers in his pocket to trim branches as needed; he said he always seems to “work” when he’s out enjoying the trail.  I didn’t think to take a photo of Bill on the “Bill Mentock” portion of the trail (where we happened to be).

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Here are some more views along the way.

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There were some great views of Clear Creek.

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Isn’t it pretty?  I also passed the old power plant, which was designed to look like a European castle.

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I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in our mountains!

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