dogs on leash
off road driving
a crazy day: we had a 2 wheel drive and can't make it all the way to the trail head of La Plata peak, so we hitchhiked and ride with a truck...then ended at this trailhead. It's mid of July and the peak of wildflower season, all the flowers are so out of control! then we hiked all the way back to the car and I went to a wedding in denver dancing till midnihgt
This is prob my least fav 14er. The road to the trailhead is really rough, the trail itself is super rocky with a lot of exposure in the end, the view is not that impressive. Weather wasn't good for us, it was raining at the summit but not thunderstorms (hard to tell the difference for a while)
Wonderfully scenic hike with the benefit of an interesting destination halfway through. We slogged through quite a bit of patchy snow, postholing at times, (snowshoes or yak trax could still be helpful), but the stop at Interlaken and a beautiful day along the lake made the effort worthwhile. Turned around a mile or so west of the old resort where the spur and main trails converge, as we were encountering some deeper snow and the trail was just a bit tricky to follow at times.