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So first off, road up isn’t too bad. However this hike is a climb almost every step to the top of the saddle. Too hazy to see mountains today, but nice rock slides and views of Palisades Mountain. Lots of wildflowers and beautiful creek photo opportunities. Bring snack and lots of fluids on warm days. It’s a trek! Moderate is probably accurate considering much of the trail is loose rock and horse travel up there hasn’t helped the creek crossings. Most are easily navigable if you look around and find alternate routes to keep dry. But I can see earlier in season, or if any rainfall at all, there being a great deal of mud and potentially wet feet.

This trail was often covered in water and had to cross the creek a few times, no bridge. So be prepared to get your feet wet and muddy, and bring bug spray, Mosquitoes and horseflies. The hike description notes 7.3 miles and we walked 4 miles and turned around before we hit the summit which takes you down to the lake. It would also be good to name the lake in the hike description. After doing the hike and looking at a topo map it must be burnt fork lake. Also on the topo map there is another lake called Gleason lake, but didn’t see a trail to that one. The trail was a bit overgrown in one part but still easy to follow. We ran into other hikers that noted that the lake was about 5.5 miles in so this would be an 11 mile hike NOT 7.3 miles. A bonus is a nice rock cliff and waterfall.