username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Blue Lakes Trail #201
12 Photosets

2020-09-24  
2019-07-24  
2016-09-19  
2016-07-23  
2015-07-18  
2015-07-18  
2014-09-12  
2014-09-11  
2014-07-28  
2013-09-27  
2013-06-14  
2011-07-21  
mini location map2014-09-11
12 by photographer avatarTeamBillyGoat
photographer avatar
 
Blue Lakes Trail #201West, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2014
TeamBillyGoat
Hiking8.60 Miles 2,750 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles
2,750 ft AEG32 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Magical Blue Lakes Mystery Tour De Sneffels Part 1:
I wanted to make this trip happen all summer long. But, due to a super busy work schedule & other life distractions, I was delayed until September. It was definitely worth the wait. Plus, I got really lucky with perfect weather.

This place is like 'Middle Earth' minus the hobbits. It was awesome. Period.

I hiked in solo to Lower Blue Lake on Thursday afternoon and set up camp. It was a really nice steady climb uphill. Beautiful scenery everywhere. I passed quite a few (10-12) day hikers on their way out. There were about 4 pairs of campers at the lake. I underestimated the cold at night. My sleeping bag is rated for 32 degrees. It got down to approx. 35 degrees. I woke up shivering a few times. There was a previously used fire ring at my campsite, and I was really tempted to build a fire. But campfires are prohibited in Mt. Sneffels Wilderness. Besides none of the other campers had a fire. So I followed the rules. My 2nd night I installed my rain fly which helped a lot with warmth. I climbed Sneffels on Friday. I hiked out on Saturday. I would have loved to stay one more night and have a day to just relax and explore the 'other worldly' Blue Lakes Basin. But time is money. And I don't have a whole lot of either... Oh well, next time... I will definitely be back.
_____________________
helpcommentissue

end of page marker