Trip date: June 29-30, 2019
Caltopo map here: caltopo.com/m/AK45
It's been a high snow year in Colorado (and elsewhere) so the high country was still snowed in at the end of June. It looked like it would be another trip to my shoulder season standy: the Lost Creek Wilderness.
I'd managed to do 3/4 of the simplified rectangle that makes up the standard Goose Creek Loop on 2 different previous trips but had never done the leg on the eastern side. I mapped out an "off-trail" version of this loop that would follow the same basic shape but would stay at higher elevations through most of the Hankins Pass/Lake Park region.
From here I followed the trail. The area around Refrigerator Gulch the trail passes through is spectacular and it was no less exciting to pass through it again after my first visit 1.5 years ago. I was running out of light so I didn't get many pictures.
8/4/2019 09:48:41 pm
Lot and lots of really neat rocks And rock formations. The rocks with the giant brown inclusions were interesting enough to make me want to read about geology.
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