Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop
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Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop on 06/27/2010 17:18:05 MDT Print View

New trip report at Dondo Outdoors.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Nice on 06/27/2010 17:43:41 MDT Print View

Nice report as usual Dondo. I love the area around Bison Peak. In the spring there was a creek in the saddle between Bison Peak and McCurdy Mtn. When I was back there in October it was all gone along with a couple smaller snow melt creeks.

Ryan Tucker
(BeartoothTucker) - M
thanks on 06/27/2010 20:07:28 MDT Print View

enjoyed it.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop on 06/29/2010 05:42:26 MDT Print View

Thanks,guys. Luke, that's good to know about that drainage. I actually went down that way a little ways to check it out. But I didn't go too far because I didn't want have to climb back up to the ridge with my eight pound water bag. ;-)

Edited by Dondo on 06/29/2010 06:17:53 MDT.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
water on 06/29/2010 18:51:05 MDT Print View

I this the drainage you had in mind Dondo? I'm pretty sure I remember there was a good amount of water here.

Lost Creek

This was right after snow melt so don't count on it but maybe it will save you hauling 8 pounds of water next time.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop on 06/30/2010 18:16:34 MDT Print View

This was right after snow melt so don't count on it but maybe it will save you hauling 8 pounds of water next time.

Good thinking, Luke. Taking water from either the McCurdy Creek or Sand Creek drainage was given careful consideration. Ultimately, carrying water from McCurdy Park had more to do with expected photographic opportunities than minimization of effort.

Based on the weather patterns over the previous two days, I had a hunch that the clouds would be great that afternoon.

Since I hadn't seen a patch of snow on the entire trip, I expected to have to hike a ways down either drainage to find water, thereby missing a good hunk of the show up among the granite formations and the clouds. The hunch paid off and Mother Nature rewarded me with one of the best cloud shows I've seen in a while.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Water on 06/30/2010 19:39:46 MDT Print View

"Ultimately, carrying water from McCurdy Park had more to do with expected photographic opportunities than minimization of effort."

Makes sense to me, I assumed you know your way around that area just fine but I thought it would hurt to check. Great pictures by the way, I'd haul 8 pounds of water for a site like that. I don't normally carry a lot of water which I like but that has me camping near creeks which tend to be in valleys. I think I might just carry my dromidary empty in case I want to do what you did.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop on 07/01/2010 04:15:53 MDT Print View

Dondo,
Great photos as always. I started reading the report, not really knowing where Lost Creek was, but WOW! Partway through I decided I'll have to figure out where it is and put it on my list.
Thanks,
Tom