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scenic driving
12 days ago

It has been a few years, but yes I do remember the beauty.

backpacking
1 month ago

did this trail during June of this year (2016). it was incredible. the scramble up and down the boulder field to Cloud Peak was grueling, but the views were so worth it. the entire area around misty moon lake (and honestly the whole trail) is gorgeous as well. holds great populations of healthy brook trout, if you're into fly fishing! caught many on a tenkara rod. they were ferocious, and i really mean that. never seen fish rise in a frenzy like they were there.

If you plan on going around the time I went, BRING MOSQUITO NETS! They were so ridiculously thick that it drove us insane a few times! :)

Absolutely loved this trail. Lots of uphill and rocky in parts. Ended up around ten and half miles, a little over 4 hours.

beautiful

backpacking
4 months ago

Amazing scenery!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful. Saw many birds, small animals, and bugs. The medicine wheel itself was a sight to see. Especially if you catch a ceremony going on.

4 months ago

Best trip ever. It was so worth it.

Awesome! I added it up to be 10.2 miles for the whole loop from the parking lot. Well worth it!

Great hike, just a short trip though. Worth the effort.

just did this trail today, we drove up as far as the Black Mountain sign. From there it is approximately 1 mile up hill all the way. Lots of rocks on the trail and the last part going up to the look out required a little rock climbing. Beautiful views at the end.

Beautiful hike! Easy to get to the first small lake, but totally worth it to keep going an extra 3ish miles to get to willow lake. Very rocky and uphill the whole way in. Took us about 5 hours to make it in and back out. Very few people once we got passed the first small lake and beautiful high country.

Nice tree lined hike with cute little meadows and flowers along. Amazing views from the peak, well worth the last distance that does get slightly difficult due to steep and rocky. Need a 4x4 to get up 222 to the trailhead so we just hiked the 1 mi. road.

Well traveled trail with excellent fishing along the way. Easily hiked with young children to Mirror Lake.

Very nice one night backpack !!

scenic driving
1 year ago

Way to go Zach! For those of us who did not have a girl with us, the scenery was nice too. I did this route about seven years ago combined with the back road to South Dakota.

Camped at Flatiron Lake.

hiking
1 year ago

It was a last minute trip, so we were a little unprepared but everything turned out amazing! So gorgeous!

This trail was great for a first time out after not backpacking for about 12 years. It rekindled my love for hiking and backcountry camping. Beautiful area!

Not much to see until you reach the top, but when you do it sure is worth it. Trail is actually only a mile out and a mile back if you actually park at the trail head, but the FR 222 is pretty washed out so you may want to walk from where FR 16 and FR 222 meet if you don't have fourwheel drive and good ground clearance. All in a it was a nice quick hike. Fairly steep, but not incredibly difficult. Recommend to go on a warm and not so windy day.

This was an amazing hike!! We mad it a nice 2 dayer.. Camped up on top in between the lakes and was gonna press on up to Darton Peak, but it got to cold and super windy it also snowed the 2nd night ( IN JULY!!)( just a skiff but dam cold)(not expecting that wrong gear!) we will definitely be back to do this again!! Make sure you take plenty of bug spray, the mosquitoes were horrible over at mirror Lake!! Great fishing as well!!