This was the day that we were going to run the trails up Boulder Peak, Mount Antero, Browns Lake and Baldwin Lakes. We did not get the early start that we needed but headed up the road towards Mount Antero determined to make the best of it!! We turned up the side road towards Boulder Peak and made it all the way to the mine near the top of Boulder Peak, got some great photos looking across the valley towards Mount Princeton and Mount Antero. We then headed down and got back on the road up to Mount Antero and proceeded up the many switchbacks of this road. Near the top we were halted by a traffic jam as a group of jeeps was coming down off of the high point on the mountain. We decided to go over to Mount White and check out the view down into Browns Valley while we waited for traffic to clear up over on Mount Antero.
We had lunch and then headed up to the highest point on Mount Antero that you can drive to now that the traffic had cleared up some. I got some great photos from the top of Antero and then we headed down the mountain. We followed the road down to Brown's Creek and Lake and spent some time down there fishing and shooting photos of the flowers. A rain storm blew in and we packed it up and headed out. On our way out of the valley I was able to capture the most amazing rainbow over the valley as the storm departed down the valley. We later saw some big horn sheep as we crossed the ridge prior to dropping back down off of the side of Mount Antero and into the valley below that holds Baldwin Creek.
We were running short of daylight now and decided not to go up to Baldwin Lakes so I have a great reason to go back sometime to complete this section of the drive. All in all it was a great day in the high Rockies!