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Leaves and snow are beautiful.

Great trail! We went around 10:30 and got lucky enough to see 3 moose and it happened to snow while we were hiking. The lake is gorgeous. Good day hike! We did it slow to enjoy everything and made it out by 1:00

Easy and beautiful hike for the kids. my five year old started to tire out on the way back down.

hiking
2 days ago

Super fun, Super quick. Out and back during my lunch break. The fall colors were unreal.

I have to give it a 4 star since it's an O&B, but it was an awesome hike. Timed our hike perfectly (Oct 6th) for some fall colors and snow above 8500 ft. Amazing views!

hiking
7 days ago

The trail from Silver Lake to Silver Glance is a little hard to follow, and it’s pretty steep, but worth it.

Trail was super rocky, and as you got toward the top you were walking through probably a foot of snow for the last hour. Took about 3.5 hours at a moderate pace to get to the lake, which was very shallow and not really that special. It was so small that is was hard to find almost. Maybe October isn't the best month for this trail.

At least during this time of the year, I would recommend wearing something a little better than tennis shoes too. My shoes and socks were soaked, and they were also covered in mud. It was also very slippery in some areas, at times you're walking on pure ice.

It just seemed like a lot of time invested (7 hour round trip), for nothing too spectacular. My phone recorded 14.5 miles once I got to the bottom, and although phones can be inaccurate; it did feel like a lot more walking than 10 miles. The high snow and having to carefully strafe the trail in order to not slip probably didn't help.

hiking
9 days ago