Hiking day number two went much better thanks to a better adjustment to the altitude and packing more water.

Today’s hike started off near Copper Mountain Ski Resort and ended up at about 11,000 feet.  The total trail was about 6 miles round trip with a 1300 feet elevation gain.  This doesn’t seem that much until you start hiking and realize that this trail is pretty much a steady up-hill the whole time.  I guess when you think about it, 1300 feet up would be about the length of four football fields- that’s a lot!

The end of the trail was two gorgeous lakes with even more gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

All in all a pretty good hike!

If you’re curious about some of the hikes (and other hikes around the area I’m in) the Summit County Explorer website is a great free resource.

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