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Short and to the point, too residential for my taste

Hiked this according to this map the other day, be careful there are many branches along the loop and some turns you have to take into areas that are overgrown. Looks like maybe 10 years ago? this area was much clearer but now there are very little views. Mostly blocked by small growth trees, even at the summit. It was a lovely woods setting, but little pay off for the gain in elevation. There were plenty of trails in the area, maybe there is a clearing along one of them, but not on loop marked here. Oh, and the name seems to be fitting, lots and lots of moose droppings along the trail.

I think I took the wrong turn once I reached the service road, but it was still a decent hike with some limited views of the lake as you climbed

on Chasm Lake

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8 hours ago

Hiked this trail 10/21/17. Would not suggest hiking to the lake itself in this time of year due to biting winds, deep snow, and very slippery ice. The trail is beautiful the whole way and the view of Long's Peak is stunning! However, the trail up the two ridges to the take (at about 4.2 miles) is very dangerous at this time of year due to lots of ice. I completed the scrambling with trail running shoes but would highly recommend microspikes. A fall off these boulders would result in serious injury.
I completed this hike in 5 hours-much longer than I thought it would as I am a fast hiker but the ice and snow forced me to slow my pace tremendously. My GPS watch clocked 9.1 miles. It was about 20 degrees the whole way up with serious winds-not a fun climate. Make sure to wear adequate wind protection as I got first degree frostbite on my fingers, even though I was wearing gloves. I would love to come back in the summer to have a more enjoyable hike. Due to bad weather and lots of ice, I unfortunately did not enjoy myself that much.
The views of Long's Peak are absolutely spectacular...I can't stress this enough!

I went on a hike here with my boyfriend. Very romantic. Gorgeous view by the cabin over looking the lake.

Dream lake and Emerald lake are absolutely stunning! Today dream lake was half covered with ice. Occasional ice on the trail. Good hike for the first day of high altitude. Not too strenuous.

Huffa puffa. It was AWESOME!! Make sure you go all the way to the end of the trail at the precipice for the best views!

Pretty easy. Scenic view of the reservoir. No shelter and ideal for mountain biking.

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9 hours ago

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off road driving
9 hours ago

me and some friends went up their with our rigs and did just fine

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9 hours ago

hiking
9 hours ago

I loved this trail. I took the left fork, Fall Cutoff trail on the way up. It was rocky and somewhat steep, but I enjoyed the workout. Views at the top are well worth it. I took the Jesse Girard/Lighthouse trail down, which was easier in terms of a more gradual descent. I hike every weekend, and this might be my favorite in CT so far.