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An easy loop with Bison encounters. We had to shoo two bison off the trail to complete the loop.

Plus 5c today, snowy but trail is hard packed. Awesome day

mountain biking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

trail running
3 days ago

Path is well used up to the Lake. I tried to continue through to Mount Galatea but the snow gets deep and there are no trail markings to follow. Chose to turn around because the temperature got really cold up above 2700m.

hiking
7 days ago

A great hike up to the lake. Fairly low elevation gain required. This hike could be done fairly quickly.

5 stars, as the views here are great all year round, and it often isnt too busy.

hiking
8 days ago

Definitely worth the hike! Pretty steep start but it levels out eventually. Very icey at parts so grips for your shoes is a good idea!

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike today at Chester Lake. Snow on the ground but we got away with just hiking boots (had crampons in our pack). There were a couple slippery spots but not really a big deal. Made it to the lake and took a trail on the left side of the lake that continued ascending. We hiked for an extra 20 min or so, past pride rock, climbed a bit, and had lunch with an incredible view @ 7490 ft according to my app.

walking
10 days ago

Pretty!

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail to the lake. Beautiful lake shore views at the top. Great place to have lunch.

It was a relaxing trail to walk on. Not a challenging terrain. Very pretty in the fall with all the yellow leaves

15 days ago

Did this hike October 1, and had a great time. The initial stage is all climb, but the hike is well worth the effort. A lovely mountain lake at the end of a meadow.