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    Chad Huggenberger completed Athabasca Falls

    15 days ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Long's Peak

    16 days ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Longs Peak

    about 1 month ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Grays and Torrey's Peak

    about 1 month ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Grays Peak

    about 1 month ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Hallett Peak

    3 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Hallett Peak

    3 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Lake Nakoni

    4 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger reviewed Lawn Lake Trail

    4 months ago

    This was the 3rd time I've done the Lawn Lake hike, with the most recent time being close to 20 years ago. What an adventure it was! We started up the trail at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday morning (5/6/18). The trail was mostly dry until around the 3 mile mark. At that point we stopped and put on our Yak Tracks because we kept sliding sideways down the slope of the mountain. Deep snow for the rest of the way with lots of post holing up to waist deep in spots. In the morning the snow was still mostly frozen so we were able to walk in other tracks without sinking much. The tracks started getting fewer and fewer about 4 miles in. At the beginning of the last set of switch backs the tracks that we were following went off trail and just bee lined upwards next to the river. We followed those tracks for another half mile or so before they disappeared and made our own tracks the rest of the way. This was by far the most difficult part of the trail. Using the AllTrails app w/gps we were able to stay relatively close to the trail, but there are spots where it just wasn't possible to stay on it. We encountered 5-6 foot drifts that we had to find our way around. The last 2-2.5 miles to the lake took us over 2 hours, but we made it (got there around 11 a.m.). We went about 1/4 mile beyond the ranger cabin and just skirted the bottom of the treeline next to what would be the lake shore if it wasn't snowed/frozen over. We found a big rock sticking out of the snow, ate lunch, drained the water from our boots, took in the amazing view and started the wet sloppy trek back down 45 minutes later. It looked like we were the first ones that had made it up that far in a while, as there were no other tracks anywhere that we saw. Snow shoes for the last 1.5 miles would have been ideal, but we still made it work. Made it from the lake back to the trail head in about 3.5 hours. Once you get below where the snow covers the trail it is pretty wet and sloppy. Bring an extra pair of socks/shoes to change into once you get back to the bottom. We'll be back again this summer once the snow melts so that we can go to the top of Mount Fairchild.

    Chad Huggenberger completed Lawn Lake Trail

    5 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger added Lawn Lake

    5 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Pa'rus Trail

    5 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Greyrock Trail

    5 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Hidden Canyon Trail

    5 months ago

    Chad Huggenberger completed Weeping Rock Trail

    5 months ago