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backpacking
3 days ago

Great first 14er for anyone interested in hiking/backpacking. Completed this in two days. The first day was a short hike to the base of the mountain to the designated campgrounds. Second day was the hike to the summit and back to the parking lot. GREAT CLIMB! Fun photo op with LA PLATA street signs at the summit.

Tough hike--one of the harder 14ers. Still quite a bit of snow, so pack appropriately! Waist deep in places.

There was plenty of changing terrain and absolutely stunning views once you get to the ponds. However, on the way down there was tons of run off at least calf deep which isn't easily hiked over without getting wet.

Amazing views of the mountains and river. Mid-June weekend and ran into few hikers, which is NICE.

hiking
11 days ago

Still snow covering the trail in places above 11k ft. and lost the trail at about 11.5k ft so stopped short of the lake at the big stream crossing. Didn't seem to be any good crossing opportunities. Avalanche damage apparent. Streams and falls were full as you would expect this time of year.

Didn't see much wild life with all of the meadow area but there were abundant wild flowers.

One thing to note: I wouldn't take a 2wd vehicle past the Mt. Massive trailhead. The road gets very rough and high clearance is really needed. Also, there a stream crossing just past the Halfmoon trailhead that's best left to 4wd experts. You're not getting across in your Subaru. Plenty of parking space at Halfmoon trailhead.

Had a blast. Quads are spent.