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Crested Butte賞花行--East River Trail (2019.07.07)

East River Trail, Crested Butte (532)


繼美國獨立紀念日(國慶)Winter Park度假三天回女兒家後,隨即又到丹佛西南邊兩百多哩外的Crested Butte去追花,去年我們是720日去追花,太晚了大部分的野花都凋謝了,今年特地提前兩個禮拜前往。

Crested Butte是美國科羅拉多州Gunnison郡的一個地方自治市,海拔8,909(2,715公尺),面積1.8平方公里,根據2010年人口普查時人口數有1487人,Coal Creek由西南向東北流經老城區匯入Slate River;該小鎮以前是一個產煤礦的小鎮,後來煤礦停產後一群企業家買下附近的郊區開發成冬季度假村,1985Mount Crested Butte開發成滑雪場後,冬季度假村儼然成形,Crested Butte一直自許他們的城鎮是“The last great Colorado ski Town”,事實上也是如此,現在的Crested Butte真的是落磯山脈心臟地區的一塊瑰寶,他是一個世界級的度假勝地。

Crested Butte最有名的是春夏季節時滿山滿谷的野花綻放,該小城素有“the Wildflower Capital of Colorado“之稱,此季節遊客可選擇在野花夾道的小徑上悠閒漫步、或選擇騎乘單車徜徉於山徑,甚或駕馭馬匹馳騁於原野,在在都足以讓遊客度過一個愉快的假期。

 
第一天早上從家中出發抵達Crested Butte時已經是下午三點多,我們先去走一條簡單的步道East River Trail,該步道野花盛開,所以第三天利用豔陽天我們又走了一趟,本文照片很多是採用第三天豔陽下所拍的照片。

行車資訊:

由丹佛沿US-285公路西南行,行約100哩後繞道Buena Vista一家老店K's Dairy Delite用中餐,之後繼續沿US-285公路南下,再行約21哩遇US-50公路向右轉西行,行約60哩後在Main St (CO-135公路)向右轉北行,CO-135公路行約25哩後於即將進入Crested Butte市區前右轉Brush Creek Rd朝東北行,再行約2.5哩抵達Brush Creek Trailhead

步道簡介:

步道全長:原路來回約4.2/6.72公里

總爬升高度:約300/91公尺

East River Trail位在海拔12,162 / 3,707 公尺的Mount Crested Butte東麓山腳下,由Brush Creek Trailhead啟登,一路沿著East RiverVerzuh Young Bafand Ditch的西岸北行,是一條大眾化、適合家庭親子健行的路線,單程全長約兩哩多,全程高度沒甚麼起伏,而且是一條原路來回的步道,遊客可視自身體力隨時循原路折返,不會造成體力不勝負荷的壓力。

East River Trail由於野花盛多,一直以來即是Crested Butte極負盛名的一條健行步道,該步道野花盛開期約在每年的6月下旬到7月上旬,但會隨著當年的雪量及融雪時間而稍有變動。

East River Trail從登山口開始,在野花季期間兩旁山坡地即開滿各式各樣的野花,但前半段的0.6哩左右主力花卉是Sunflower,其中又以葉子像驢子耳朵的Mule’s Ear Sunflower (Wyethia amplexicaulis)分布最廣,其間也參雜些Aspen SunflowerHeartleaf Arnica等,除了Sunflower外第二種較顯眼的則是LupineLupine即是羽扇豆也就是我們熟知的魯冰花,藍色的魯冰花參雜在黃色的Sunflower間甚是美麗,其他還有數不清的紅、白、橘、紫等各式各樣野花,儼如走進了花花世界。

Brush Creek Trailhead
Brush Creek Trailhead
Wyethia(Mule's Ear) (3)
Wyethia(Mule's Ear) (8)
Wyethia(Mule's Ear) 
larkspur (2)
larkspur 
prairie smoke flower (5)
prairie smoke flower 
Scarlet Gilia in the Phlox Family, on the East River Trail No. 634  (2)
Scarlet Gilia in the Phlox Family, on the East River Trail No. 634  
East River Trail, Crested Butte (552)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (548)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (542)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (55)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (522)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (505)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (499)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (329)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (62)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (65)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (86)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (94)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (194)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (336)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (349)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (359)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (364)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (105)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (116)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (346)
East River Trail, Crested Butte , Colorado
Monument Plants in the Gentian Family standing tall on the East River Trail No. 634 (3)
Monument Plants in the Gentian Family standing tall on the East River Trail No. 634
Monument Plant (4)
Monument Plant (3)
Monument Plant
 
 
 
步道行約0.6哩後會穿過一片白楊木(aspen)林,如果太陽曬得受不了可在此小休;
East River Trail, Crested Butte (134)
The trail through the aspen forest
 
 
當步道過了白楊木林後花況轉為大片Lupine(羽扇豆、魯冰花),只見滿山遍野藍色一片花海;此後段步道人行在一片藍色花海之中,右邊俯瞰蜿蜒的East River,正前遙望東北方靄靄白雪的山頭,別是另一種風情。


Lupine (1)
Lupine (2)
Lupine
East River Trail, Crested Butte (341)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (373)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (141)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (376)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (388)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (467)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (445)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (424)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (397)
East River Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado
Elephant Head Flower  1
Elephant Head Flower  4
East River Trail, Crested Butte (183)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (167)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (161)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (157)
Elephant Head flower
 
 
此後段步道再行約一哩左右經過另一片白楊木林即接近步道尾端,全程來回應可在兩小時左右完成,但如果喜好攝影者就很難說了,如遇上好天氣及百花齊放,耗上一整天也不無可能!

特別提醒一下的是本步道允許騎馬、越野自行車共用,所以走路時要隨時注意前後來車,以免發生危險!

East River Trail, Crested Butte (274)
East River Trail, Crested Butte (273)
East River Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado




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