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    Elaina Busold reviewed Mount Sherman Trail

    3 months ago

    Hiked in Saturday, August 25. Conditions were great! No snow or ice on the trail, easy to follow. The only maybe confusing part was that there is a fork in the road past the first two mines, stay right. There are rocks in the shape of an arrow pointing you in the right direction . After about 12,800ft, the trail is nothing but rocks, so wear sturdy shoes. I was cold enough to wear gloves at one point and hot enough to wear a tank top at another point. Lots of people at the top, but everyone was super Nice. The road to get to the trailhead was bumpy, but doable. We saw two moose on the way out!!

    Elaina Busold reviewed Silver Dollar Lake and Murray Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    What an awesome day hike within a day's drive from Denver! Parking is free and easy, I think most cars could make it up the bumpy dirt road to the trail head. The dirt road is just past Guanella pass campground. Trail is easy to follow aside from one switchback in the forest, which we missed and another hiker. It is within the first half mile of the trail.

    be sure to go all the way past the second lake. You will see a lake down below, but that is not Murray lake or silver dollar. Keep going past the second lake you see to the third, it is well worth the steep incline once you are able to view the mountains and two lakes below. The trail was not too crowded, lots of dogs. All total for us, it was about 5 miles, not 3.9. It took us 2.5 hours with a large break at the very top lake. We were the only people at the top and had the whole place to ourselves! I would def go again since it was a short drive, free, and not crowded! I'm going to check out some more hikes on Guanella pass this year.

    Elaina Busold saved Lake Naylor

    4 months ago

    Elaina Busold completed Devil's Tower Trail

    4 months ago

    Elaina Busold completed Lookout Trail

    4 months ago

    Elaina Busold reviewed Lake Isabelle Trail

    4 months ago

    You can use your national park pass to avoid paying the $11 fee. We parked at the wrong trailhead, which added about a mile or more to our trip. We started at the Jean Lunning Trailhead instead of the pawnee Pass trail. All total, we did about 6.7 miles, which was surprising, since it said it was just over 4.

    Either way, it was a beautiful hike with lots of amazing wildflowers, babbling streams, wood bridges, and friendly people and dogs. It got very windy once you started to climb. The lake itself had some dark clouds rolling in, which I suspect is pretty common in this area. We wanted to go up to Glacier lake, but the weather would not allow. Be prepared to have varying points of sun, wind, rain, cold, and hot. The best part was that the elevation gain was so gradual, I didn't have even have to stop once to catch my breath in the 6.7 miles we did. It was a very relaxing hike. Took about 3 hours, we stopped at lake isabelle for a while to have a snack and sit by the water.

    Elaina Busold reviewed Second Creek Trail to Twin Cones

    4 months ago

    I have tried to make it to twin cones twice, but have been unsuccesful. The first time was due to excessive wind. The second time was because the snow made the trail nearly impossible to follow. We did have fun in early June going up past Broome Hut and glissading around in the snow fields. Some postholing then, but I'm sure it's more clear now. This is a nice trail where there are hardly any people. As we pulled away from the trailhead, about 2 miles up the road, we saw a black bear running along the road! Glad I didn't see him on the trail.

    Elaina Busold completed Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

    4 months ago

    Elaina Busold saved Glacier Gorge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Lake Haiyaha

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Alberta Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Gem Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Mount Flora Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Loch Lomond Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Mount Audubon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Isabelle Glacier Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold completed Mount Sanitas via Goat Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Corona Lake

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Rainbow Lakes Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Diamond Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold completed Devil's Thumb Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold completed Jasper Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elaina Busold saved Argentine Pass

    about 1 year ago