Climbing to a Lost Lake

After Friday’s upward adventure, we took a more mellow approach to the mountain explorations on Saturday.

Nederland, CO – it’s nice to finally meet you!

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While there are plenty of trails to choose from outside of Nederland, we had a few criteria that it needed to match: short, easy, beautiful.

When you start a hiking adventure at 1:30 pm, you have to stick to your guns. Those afternoon storms (that actually never came through) don’t mess around!

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I hope you aren’t sick of the mountain scenery yet; it’s so photogenic, I usually can’t resist. And I usually convince my hiking partner to just deal with the pauses.

Obviously they’re worth it:

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For this trek, we chose the “Lost Lake Trail”. It was supposedly a 3 hour (round-trip) adventure. We didn’t realize that you hike a few miles before even hitting the split in the trail, but eventually we saw that “Lost Lake” sign.

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Following something called the “Devil’s Thumb” is always a good idea, FYI.

Lost Lake, you are so elusive! But you can’t hide, we see you tucked in there. And we see you from many angles.

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That’s what we call a VIEW worth walking for.

Just take a second to tell Colorado she’s pretty – she appreciates it!

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We seceded to the fact that we could not climb any higher – the trail creators didn’t wish it to be (trust me, we tried). Instead, it was time to go down and let that lake do the talking.

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Apparently people come here to stay the night; I’m not much of a camper, but this is one idea I can definitely support.

D, I have every intention of coming back here with you – I wondered for a second if maybe you were hiding in that tent, waiting for us!

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Have you explored your surroundings lately? You might be surprised by what you find, I always am!

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Climbing to a Lost Lake

  1. Thank you for fufilling my need for seeing mountain scenery! 🙂 That lake is so beautiful!

  2. You guys will have to go hiking up to Hanging Lake sometime, it’s gorgeous!!! My dad took me on a hiking trip there once and I still think about the beauty of that lake! Thanks as always, for sharing your adventures with us. I for one, love it!

  3. You are sooo lucky to have a place like that so close to home. The lake looks incredible!

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