hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

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Re: hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

Postby EricB » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Doctor No wrote:
ChrisRoberts wrote:Not too difficult, and you lose most people after the Loch.


Heck, you lose most people after Alberta Falls. :lol:


If you know your way around the Park, you'll never even pass Alberta Falls...

And if you're going to Andrews Tarn, you should throw in Sky Pond as well.
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Re: hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

Postby djkest » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:44 am

I like the "twin sisters" as well on the east side. Good trail, some scrambling above treeline at the end, nice views of Longs peak from the summit. Is a more popular trail, is outside of RMNP. All the other suggestions are great.
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Re: hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

Postby Doctor No » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:07 am

EricB wrote:If you know your way around the Park, you'll never even pass Alberta Falls...


I love the back way via Lake Hiayaha. The shortcut around the Knobs is nice, too, although if it's non-busy time of year, I like seeing the Falls.
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Re: hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

Postby mountain_man » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:10 am

Doctor No wrote: I've always wanted to do the East-West traverse, too. Some day, some day...


That's on my list of things to to do as well.
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Re: hike recommendation for east side of RMNP

Postby Floyd » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:22 am

mountain_man wrote:
Doctor No wrote: I've always wanted to do the East-West traverse, too. Some day, some day...


That's on my list of things to to do as well.


We went from Bear Lake to Granby years back. Simply put, it's incredible. Get a backcountry permit to camp up near Lake Nanita. Bring your fishing rod. You won't be sorry you did.
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