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Post  Post subject: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am
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Built for a railroad route over the Continental Divide and abandoned in 1928 when the Moffat Tunnel was built. This section is still standing and is used by hikers. In other areas along the trail the trestle had collapsed and we could see trestle timbers scattered over the slope.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:29 am
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That's brilliant! Has the view of the sky been obstructed at all by smoke, or has it been pretty clear where you are on the hike?

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:02 am
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When we got up on the continental divide we could see an orange reflection on the clouds to the northeast, presumably from the High Park fire. The valley looking down toward Winter Park was hazy. But the worst was driving back toward Denver. Looking south from where we came out from the foothills the city was hardly visible at all due to smoke haze.

I'm uploading some more pics but they don't belong in history so I may post a link in the coffee shop.


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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:40 am
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Feel free to post them here and one of us can move them as a thread in one click to Coffee Shop if needed.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:31 am
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I posted some Picasa links in the coffee shop.


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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:22 am
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what is the trestle made of ? wood, stone or something else ?

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rollins Pass Trestle  |  Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:55 pm
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It's wood. You can see this in the second link although the planks that the people are walking on are a later addition. The original trestle would have had railway sleepers laid across, with gaps in between.

Both trestles are visible in the third picture of the first set posted in the coffee shop.


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