A Quick Trip to Halfmoon Creek and Champion Mill
My friends Mark, Mike and myself thought that the Land Rovers and ourselves should get one last camping trip in this summer. We’d camped near Water Crossing 3 on Halfmoon Creek earlier in the year, and decided to camp a bit further up the trail. Given the weather forecast of 15F/10C and snow, the wives declined, so it was just a boys camp.
After out sushi lunch and setting up camp, we drove further up the trail to Champion Mill where we took some photos of the mill in it’s decaying state. It’s a shame to see such a wonderful place making its last stand against the elements.
As the elements were making an appearance, we had a quick look inside (be careful - don’t fall through the floor), before heading back down to our 11,110 ft campsite.
Back at camp, we had some brats and bourbon and given the sleet and cold we turned in early.
The next morning dawned crisp and blue, and made the drive back to Leadville wonderful.
Next camping, err, June!