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    Andi Kveton completed Glacier Basin Trail

    15 days ago

    Andi Kveton saved Snow Lake Trail

    15 days ago

    Andi Kveton saved Lake Angeles Trail

    16 days ago

    Andi Kveton saved Glacier Basin Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Andi Kveton added Olympics

    4 months ago

    Andi Kveton saved Tolmie Peak Trail

    4 months ago

    Andi Kveton saved Spray Park Trail

    4 months ago

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    10 months ago

    Andi Kveton saved West Maroon Trail

    11 months ago

    Andi Kveton saved Maroon Peak Trail

    11 months ago

    Andi Kveton saved Ute Trail

    11 months ago

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    11 months ago

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    Andi Kveton saved Poo Poo Point Trail

    12 months ago

    Andi Kveton reviewed Poo Poo Point Trail

    12 months ago

    Incredible views from Poo Poo Point! We hiked this in the evening after work on a Tuesday. Took about an hour and a half to get up in about an hour to get down. Spent about 15 minutes at the top watching everyone take off. The guy from Seattle paragliding offered us half off tandem rides, but we weren't ready for that when we went so I will be back soon! I think the half off is if they aren't booked and you're at the top already.

    As far as taking goes this is a really pleasant hike. The entire thing is under tree cover so he will never be directly in the sun. It is very steep and uphill at certain points… Almost the entire ascent is nothing but uphill on steep incline. Makes it really pleasant going down afterwards! Beautiful views from the top and nice Forest views during. I would do this again!

    Andi Kveton completed Poo Poo Point Trail

    12 months ago

    Andi Kveton reviewed Bear Lake Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This is the hike for ANYONE that wants to be outdoors! Anyone who has legs that can move can do this hike. It is very easy, almost the whole thing is flat and basically paved... lots of spots to get photos along the way. You essentially just loop around the small lake, starting right near the parking lot of Bear Lake, and ending at the same spot.

    Besides the Bear Lake loop, there are tons of major hikes in RMNP which start from Bear Lake trailhead. We walked the Bear Lake loop while sipping our morning coffee before heading on to Alberta Falls, the Loch, and Sky Pond.

    I subtracted star because the route is heavily trafficked (if you're not there before 7am) and could be considered boring by more enthusiastic adventurers. It's also not very "secluded" or "in the wild" feeling because it's truly right next to the parking lot (though you can't see the lot from the Lake).

    Andi Kveton completed Bear Lake Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Andi Kveton reviewed Alberta Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Gorgeous views, and a very easy hike from Bear Lake! I'd say we ran into the Falls easily within 30 min of leaving bear Lake. There was a small crowd of tourist hikers and families; this is a great hike with kids or for those who want to see 'secluded nature' without really hiking very much. This is more of a paved walk than a backwoods hike.

    There is plenty of space off to the sides of the Falls where you can picnic lunch (but please remember No Trace Left Behind! What you pack in, you pack out, so pick up your crumbs, your wrappers, your everything! There are plenty of disposal sites at the trailhead!)

    Recommend parking at Bear Lake trailhead if you can, but you'll need to be early. We arrived at 7:15am and by 7:30 all parking was gone.

    Andi Kveton completed Alberta Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Andi Kveton reviewed The Loch Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This route is STUNNING. We visited RMNP for a half day during the July 4th weekend. We drove in from Denver early Sunday morning, July 2, arriving at the park around 7am. You MUST get here early to get parking; the Glacier Gorge trailhead parking lot was already full so we went further on to Bear Lake.

    In the end, we hiked Bear Lake to Alberta Falls, then onward to Loch Vale. We hit snow for the first time at the Loch, but it was so minimal, we didn't worry.

    The hike itself was quite easy, perhaps because of the sunny, warm (70s) day. We decided to go further toward Sky Pond. There was much more snow this way, although most of it was easily navigated. We both were in running shoes which had NO traction on ice or snow. We did not use poles, crampons, or anything but Nike running shoes. This made traversing snow harder, but honestly not bad at all. We stopped just short of Sky Pond where there was a huge snow bank that had absolutely no prior wear from other hikers. We decided that, since our runners weren't equipped for the terrain, this would be a good point to turn around. Hike back was just as beauiful and easy :)

    Overall, 5 stars for scenery, I'd scale this as easy/moderate, and I'd definitely come back again to do other hikes off the Bear Lake trailhead!!

    Andi Kveton completed The Loch Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Andi Kveton saved The Loch Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago