This time, our destination was Ice Lake. The trailhead starts at 4,600 feet and ends at 7,849 feet 8.1 miles later. The first 3 miles of the trail is heavily used by horses, so there’s a lot of poop. Horse poop is not my favorite thing. Come to think of it, I’m not a big fan of any poop, but I digress.
After the horse-pooped part of the trail, the real climbing begins. As J is pointing out in the picture below, we were going to the source of that waterfall.
Besides having a “room” with a view, 3 other exciting things happened on this trip.
#1 – A deer was playing hide and go seek with us at camp. Peeking around trees and going nuts. You could tell the deer was very used to people. So much for keeping wildlife wild.
#2 – I beat J twice in a row at the Bean Game.
#3 – We are pretty certain we spotted a wolf and some pups on the trail. No picture, because, well, A WOLF!
We should be able to head out for another overnighter this week as well. Checking the alpine lakes in the Eagle Caps off our list!