backpacking
1 month ago

Went from Atwood up over Trail Rider Pass to some of the other lakes a few years ago. This is an advanced hike. The trail up to the Chain lakes and beyond is rocky and deeply rutted from horse traffic that made it challenging. Saying that, like most things in life...the challenge made it worth it as the fishing at Atwood was great. Fishing wasn't as good at the upper lakes (Beard) etc. or lower Chain lakes. I hiked this one way in 9 hours but it was intense. If I were to do this again, I would take two days to hike in and enjoy it more.