Trip date: May 17, 2020
Caltopo map here: caltopo.com/m/F76S
This trip would be the first in a trifecta of off-trail hikes in the Boulder County/Larimer County Foothills. The first two were in the Boulder foothills near St. Vrain Canyon in the Boulder foothills. I chose these hikes to stay away from other hikers during COVID-19 and to stay within regulations during COVID times. Each one got better than the last and allowed me to see scenery I'd never seen before. Sometimes being grounded is good for you.
I'd noticed a pull-off near Little Narrows in St. Vrain Canyon on my way back from Cony Lake back in March that fit just 1-2 cars. There was no trailhead there and I knew my chance of coming into contact with someone was very small.
After crossing the game blind I moved into Hall Ranch. Clearly they liked the game blind idea and just built a nice wall.
Near the start of the approach to Coffintop I saw signs of earlier times. I'm imagining a yosemite sam type miner bathing.
I'm fascinated by this spillway at the mouth of Ralph Price Reservoir.