|All that's left of the once-bustling mining town of Ashcroft.|
|The King Cabin Nordic Center—home base for winter|
adventure in the Castle Creek Valley.
|Tawny describes the tracks and movement of a snowshoe hare.|
|The trail crosses Castle Creek which offers reportedly good trout|
fishing. Worth a return visit during summer?
|A shining example of a healthy Blue Spruce in|
this Spruce/Fir/Aspen forest.
A special treat on this tour is our lunch stop at Pine Creek Cookhouse. During winter this restaurant is accessible only via a horse-drawn sleigh or a pair of hiking boots, snowshoes or cross-country skis. The food is gourmet—I enjoy a salad with cheese and nuts, topped with tender, flaky Red Trout.
|A welcome rest stop on a winter day.|
The Pine Creek Cookhouse.
|Our hillside trail in the Ashcroft Ski Touring area.|
|Plant your poles here, and relish the alpine ambience|
of the Castle Creek Valley near Aspen.