Trip date: July 18, 2020
Caltopo map here: caltopo.com/m/DL9Q
This was a fairly straightforward but long hike in northern RMNP and the Comanche Peaks Wilderness. I'd start at the Dunraven Trailhead which I've used in a previous winter overnight trip to Lake Husted and Lost Lake in RMNP.
I'd start up Bulwark Ridge towards Signal Mt. There was a nice views early on.
Bulwark Ridge itself was very pleasant and shaded. There weren't too many views so I didn't take any pictures but I enjoyed my time in the forest. Looking back now, after the Cameron Peak Fire burned this area later that fall, I'm sad that I didn't take at least a few pictures.
The forests on thee other side of Signal Mt. were unaffected by the fire and are still as magnificent as I found them. The trail does mostly vanish as far as I could tell. Every once and a while I'd pick it up again but this part doesn't seem to really be maintained (or I suppose I just missed it descending from summit of S. Signal Mt.).
I was surprised that I was able to see the little dry patch of land that I'd found on my Lake Husted trip.
The valley floor of the North Fork of the Big Thompson River is really rough with tons of blowdown. I hadn't appreciated this in the winter when everything was covered with snow. It reminded me of Forest Canyon.