Went for Flat Top Mountain this morning, not the one pictured, of course. After clearing the tree line the snow was pretty deep and I didn’t bother to bring my snow shoes, so every step was a struggle. I did made up to the overlook over Emerald Lake, had some food and decided to call it quits and head back down.
Longs Peak looked pretty awesome most of the morning, poking its head in and out of the clouds. Every time I look at it, I picture my self back there at the summit, observing the park from its highest point.
And of course wild life is always welcome on a hike, especially at 11,000 feet high elevation.
Sky Pond this morning, no more ice skateable. Trail is packed with snow, no snowshoes needed, but micro spikes absolutely recommended. Loch Vale is no longer walkable across, but can be by the edge. Walked over Lake of Glass, just fine. Get there super early to walk up on the frosty packed snow, as by 10AM it starting to get slushy. Can’t imagine what it is like after lunch.