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hiking
21 hours ago

Great hike, spectacular scenery. A little snow at the top, but that's all. Be prepared for afternoon storms.

Loved this hike but envisioned less structures at the top. Call me picky but it was frustrating not getting the full view after hours of hiking. Oh Well. Still a beautiful and satisfactory hike!

hiking
5 days ago

A fun trail. The last bit can be challenging. The loose rocks made going down a little more difficult than the climb up. I agree with Laura D. SO MANY FLIES at the summit we opted for lunch down trail.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

One of my all time favorite hikes! Did it this morning. The wildflowers are everywhere and gorgeous! There's still a little snow at the top but it's totally passable in hiking boots.

on Laramie Peak

hiking
7 days ago

Fairly easy trail, but SO. MANY. FLIES at the top it was hard to enjoy the view.

backpacking
7 days ago

Was a bit hard to find the trailhead as there weren't any signs actually stating this was the Lakes Trail. There was no overnight parking in the picnic area, so we ended up squeezing into the next parking lot which meant we had to walk a paved path around Lake Marie to get to the actual trail. After we finally figured all of that out, the views were spectacular and the camping was great! There were still some snow fields and mud. Saw lots of day hikers walking around the muddy sections. Wear appropriate footwear and try to stay on trail! Lots of mosquitos too. Bring bug spray!

Did this hike July 3rd. There were still patches of snow throughout the trail and a couple slick spots but nothing extreme, hiking shoes were sufficient. Came up from the Lake Marie trailhead and the plan was to do the entire loop but it turned out to be much more difficult then I imagined. Once I got to the peak I was not 100% sure which way the trail went down on the other side and the snow on top of all the boulders seemed a little sketchy so I came back down the same way. It was an amazing hike though. I got to the trailhead around 10:30 and I would say it was a little too late if you want to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms and rainstorms. I got rained on a couple of times but nothing much. The ENTIRE hike was beautiful though! I would definitely recommend this hike.

Pretty easy hike for the first part of it, but once you hit the overlook of the lake it gets a bit tougher. Especially when you have to come back up! Beautiful hike though, plus the lake is a sight to see. Definitely a hike I'll do again!

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Great simple trail. Quite a few trees across the trail but easily navigable. Mosquitoes are pretty abundant so bring spray!

hiking
21 days ago

Did this hike three weeks ago in snowshoes, absolutely stunning. My original plan was to complete the loop starting at the West Lake Marie trailhead. I parked there and climbed the snow covered hill (snow was mostly gone as of yesterday July 1). I hiked through the snow and paralleled the ridge until I was able to find a cairn. I followed the cairns across massive snowfields and boulders until I reached the top. It tried to take the short way back down, but was blocked by overhanging snow ledges. Instead of climbing back up then huge boulders again, i ended up traversing the back side of the mountain for several miles until I intersected the original trail again and made my way down. Lots of snow up there as of yesterday. I met several folks from the Sugerloaf side yesterday who planned to climb that way to the top.

trail running
21 days ago

Nice views. As the snow and ice melts late this summer, this will be a nice running trail (with forced stoppages for rock scrambles, stream crossings, and maybe a snowfield or two that might not melt). I parked at Libby Flats and ran the road into the trail for a nice warmup before the technical stuff). Go early though, the crowds were gathering on my way out.

hiking
21 days ago