Lakes of the Clouds Trail

Date: 3/31/2013
Who: Sammy and myself
Length: about 4 miles
Time: 2.5 hours
Weather: 35 degrees, sunny

I see the Sangre de Cristo mountain range almost every day, in the distance to the Southwest, during the walk from my car to the office building where I work. This Easter day, I decided to drive down there for a hike. It’s about a two-hour drive from Colorado Springs. I ended up spending much more time in the car, than on the trail. About 2 miles in, deep snow turned me back. My lesson learned was to not judge the trail conditions simply by what I see at the trailhead. Then, when I got back to the truck, the battery was dead and it would not start. Apparently, I had left one of the doors partly open! I had to wait about 2 more hours for another hiker to return, and then got a jump-start. What a frustrating day!

This hike followed the BLUE line (less than 1/2 way to the lakes) to the red marker:

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