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hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

trail disappeared at helms lake. not sure if later in the summer would result in less water in helms lake or what. a little snow near treeline. beautiful hike regardless.

Good hike ,trail a little hard to follow right before I got to tree line . Absolutely beautiful above treeline. Got there early plenty of parking at trailhead. Definitely hit this trail one more time this summer.

hiking
6 days ago

Always a fun hike. Snow stopped our progress at 5 miles, just around 10,200 ft. Still, a strenuous 10 mile hike with very few people around.

backpacking
11 days ago

Great hike and not busy...went Friday morning.

hiking
12 days ago

We completed the round trip hike the from the Burning Bear/Abyss trailhead 6/10. I would say the total mileage from here is closer to 17+. The trail was clear and dry all the way to Abyss. We started the hike around 10:30 and by the time we were making our way back from the lake around 5-5:30 the water at the creek crossings had risen quite a bit making the log crossings a little spicy. Just be careful not to slip on wet log because the water is raging right now. There is one snow crossing towards the end of the hike, maybe 30' and was a non issue. The snow there was firm and no postholing. Given the recent warm weather this will change shortly. The trail is a steady incline for most of the ascent. Once you hit the Rosalie/Abyss trail junction the trail becomes steeper and rockier along a scenic switchback. We had no issues with dogs off leash. Enjoy!

hiking
12 days ago

Pleasant hike. Pine with a few Aspen groves. Not very busy.

hiking
13 days ago

I really loved this, but the trail from No Name lake was washed out and we turned back. Someone prepared for it might make it across, but we couldn't find a way through.

The first five miles go by without you even realizing you've gone up in elevation! The altitude might give you pause after that, but charge forward and you'll be met with beautiful views of Evans, Bierstadt, and everything else.

I was disappointed to see so many poorly trained, off-leash dogs, but I understand everyone thinks their pup is the exception to the rule. It's worth noting for people who might be worried about altercations on the trail with their dogs, though.