…well into the second 5 year mission!

Another Hill Climb

Amphitheater Lake is more than 3000 feet above the trailhead, and about 5 1/2 miles in. I made it 3 miles in and 1200 feet up, and still was quite pleased with myself.

Early on, it was a moderate walk in the woods with glimpses of the peaks above.

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Lupine Meadows hike trail 2015-08-31_4 Then things got steeper.

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As it got higher and the forest opened up, I got views of Bradley and Taggert Lakes to the south

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and Jenny and Jackson Lakes to the north.

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The trail continued up, but I didn’t.

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I guess I will have to be satisfied with these views. Ya think???

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2 responses

  1. Pretty nice! Congratulations on your hike! That is really quite a long ways. I certainly couldn’t do it!! Bravo!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    September 1, 2015 at 4:49 am

  2. We did that trail last year and continued up another mile to Garnet Canyon. You did great to make it as far as you did. It was quite a steep trail!

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    September 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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