Trailhead:  Browns Creek
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  GermanLovesHiking
 Date of Info:  06/10/2012
 Date Posted:  06/11/2012
Took Browns Creek to Browns Lake to summit Antero 6/9-6/10. Forest Service has only cleared out about 1/10 of the trail at this point. Met 3 groups of hikers who turned back due to the mess of trees. The fallen tree section is about 2 miles long at this point and it takes a little bit of patience and a lot of determination to get through to the lake. I added some pictures of what pretty much all fallen tree sections currently look like. If you are headed to Browns lake, I suggest going up to the right around the tree mess until you get pretty close to the lake. Don‘t be fooled by some trail segments appearing, there are three separate sections of downed trees, so just stay higher up if you want to make a decent time to the lake. I counted the number of scratches I got on my legs and arms from navigating the trees...80+, so be prepared for some battle wounds.

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