dogs on leash
cross country skiing
My wife has arthritis in knees and back, but she did better than I did on inclines. Bring a hiking stick for balance. Saw a large family group of deer that let my wife walk up to them for pictures; got within about five feet. Nice, friendly neighborhood. Off season not crowded.
The views here are like a movie. Greatest campsite I ever had was right on the bank of this lake. Water was Chrystal clear. Lake was completely still when we were there. Reflections of the mountains were so clear you couldn't distinguish between mountains and mountain reflection. Great backpacking trip for a beginner. Very family friendly.
Enjoyable trail that wasn't very strenuous. We got a little confused a few times so this app was helpful staying on the trail. It was best going clockwise on the loop as someone suggested before, because it was more gradual. That is not to say that it was all easy, because there were some climbs. Nice falls though. Not the most beautiful I've ever seen, but a nice hike.
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! :)