Lake Agnes Snowshoe near Cameron Pass
February 2nd, 2013
We haven't gotten much of a chance to go snowshoeing this year
because Erin hurt her foot back around Thanksgiving. She was
finally feeling good enough to try it and we had a nice Saturday
morning so we decided to go explore a different area for
snowshoeing. We drove up Poudre Canyon until we were almost to
Cameron Pass. There's a pretty big parking lot for the Lake Agnes
trailhead. We got out and it was pretty cold and windy, but we
decided to see how the actual trail was. It didn't take long to
reach the shelter of trees which helped us warm up along with the steep
Views from the snowy trail
The trail to the lake is short, but the first 2/3rds of it is pretty
steep and at about 10,000 ft, so it was slow going. There was a
large group of boy scouts from Fort Collins that were also starting the
trail at the same time as us, but they were cross country skiing.
I'm really glad we were snowshoeing as it look miserable to ski up the
trail. Coming down would have been easy, but the uphill looked
really tough on skis.
Erin and Tyler enjoying the hike
Eventually, we got to a section of the trail where it leveled out and
also opened up for some great views of the surrounding peaks.
Can't beat the view
A short while later we made it to the lake where we stopped for a quick rest and a snack.
It's only about a mile to the lake from the trail head, there is a
trail that continues on around the lake, but our feet were getting
cold, so we headed back down the way we came.
A snapped several pictures on the way back to the car. As you can
tell, there was plenty of snow still in the trees as we had just gotten
a big snowstorm a few days earlier.
We got back to the trail head and headed back to Fort Collins to get ready for our Super Bowl party.
Back at the trail head
Overall, it was a fun little snowshoe and a great day to be outside and enjoying the snow.
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