Well, Jenni, Kirk, and I braved the brewing thunderstorms and saw some gorgeous scenes and wildlife we would have missed out on had we not been committed to Tuesday hikes. I noticed several birds I hadn't seen before, and we all stumbled across the path of a 6-point buck. Cool, huh?
Things to know about this trail:
- There are two ways to get to the destination: through Aspen Grove or through Sundance (we took the former route)
- Time: 45 minutes up, 45 minutes down
- Location: Alpine Loop
- Difficulty: moderate
- Hazards: slippery roots, stinging nettle, and lots of silly teenagers (one of whom thought it was okay to poop on the trail--not cool)