Friday, August 19, 2016

Hiking to Sky Pond

Today's hike was 9.6 miles long, but felt much easier than Wednesday's hike to Black Lake. We once again got up at 5 AM to get one of the coveted parking spaces and then hiked through the boring Alberta Falls area to get to the good stuff.

We arrived at the Loch but didn't stay long, as the wind was blowing coldly down the valley.

The vistas continued to get more impressive after the Loch and we survived the rock scramble that took us up the wet rocks to the right of Timberline Falls in the picture below.

We were among the first five people to reach the terminus this morning, and Rebecca marked the territory with a yoga pose.

This time around, the entire hike took just over 6 hours, and now we have the afternoon to nap and then lounge around town! Tomorrow, we're driving the crazy mountain road through Rocky Mountain National Park (taking the long way to Breckenridge).

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