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Hiked to the lake and then bagged Red Baldy. Cold (25°F?) and windy with a dusting of snow on the ground near the lake and all the way up to the peak. Awesome views, wide trail.

love this trail. like the upper lakes trail too

A bit of snow on Saturday made the summit not quite safe, so we turned around at the knife edge. Great views from the ridge!

Starts out rather mild for the first 1.5 miles and then gets rather steep. Great trail with wonderful payoff at the lake. This could be hard for people with knee problems because of the vertical gain coming down.

It was so cold up there this morning! We saw several hunters but very little wildlife.
I enjoyed that the trail was nice and wide which was helpful for a group to be able to hike together.
The last mile to the lake was covered in icy snow but not too slick.

hiking
3 days ago

Super fun and a beautiful lake. The elevation climb was pretty hard for me but do able and worth it for the view.

Easy hike for kids with a nice city view and lake at the end.

backpacking
4 days ago

backpacking
4 days ago

backpacking
5 days ago

Awesome! Definitely not "difficult", though, unless inclímate weather. Snow and freezing temps makes this hike much more of a challenge. Long, but very do-able for just about anyone. 5.2 miles up, no less.