Cross Creek Trail Run - White River National Forest, Colorado

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July 28, 2014 - The trail that follows Cross Creek into the Holy Cross Wilderness of the
White River National Forest is, without question, my favorite trail to hike and run of
any trail I have left my tracks on.  My history here goes back to my discovery of Cross
Creek in 1978; I have returned often to enjoy the feeling I first felt there.  This trail
is like an old friend and is just as familiar now as when I first fell in love with its
twists and turns.  Many a fish have I caught from its riffles and beaver meadows and
cooked on a spit over an open fire.  Many a night have I gazed up at the ridges and
peaks that line this ancient glacial valley.  The memories run deep from summiting the
Mount of the Holy Cross to a night spent in a squat hundred-year-old miner's cabin to
cross country skiing its rugged terrain to hunting here for elk.  While there are many
a photo from adventures past I have tucked away in old dusty photo albums, and
certainly even more mental images tucked away in the recesses of my mind, I could not 
resist the lure of the beauty of this place to bring back fresh photos to share.  These
follow from the link above for whenever I need to spend some time with an old friend
who seems so far away.