A Lovely Snowshoe at Lost Lake Trail

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Lost Lake Trail
Location: Near Eldora
Fees: None
Website: http://www.backpacker.com/trips/colorado/denver/boulder-co-lost-lake-winter-route/
Elevation: 9,009-9,786 feet
Distance: 5 miles roundtrip
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset daily

Today we snowshoed Lost Lake Trail.  I have to say, this may have been the best snowshoe I have ever completed.  For starters, the snow was perfect!  At the beginning of the hike where we followed Hessie Road, there was a nice snowpack. Many times when we start a trail, there isn’t enough snow for snowshoes and spikes are hardly warranted.  Today, we probably could have just donned spikes, but the snow was soft and deep enough to where snowshoes worked as well, and we didn’t have to take them off and on throughout the hike!

Sometimes, without a GPS, it has been quite hard to determine which ski tracks follow the trail.  Not so today.  We followed the signs on the well-marked trail and trekked along the well-used path right to Lost Lake.  It was nice to reach our final destination as at times, we have had to turn around.

The path led us through a snow-covered evergreens on a low-grade climb.  The five-mile roundtrip which was both easy and fun provided fantastic views of the valley below as well as the Eldora Ski Mountain.

Even better, was the blue-bird sky.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.  ETB


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