Friday, January 23, 2015

Three Lakes Trail, Colorado - Saturday Snapshots

I'm looking through old photo albums again and came across these pictures from Colorado. In August, 1989, my son and I spent a week camping with my parents near Crested Butte/Gunnison, CO, and one of our day trips was to Lost Lake Slough. Here are pictures from that excursion. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
"Easy" is a relative term.
(Note the switchbacks in red.)
Wildflowers blooming along the shores of
Lost Lake Slough
Aspen lined portions of the trail
Other areas were shaded by evergreens
Occasionally we'd come to a clearing and get a glimpse of
Lost Lake Slough below
We stopped for a rest at Dollar Lake,
then began our trek back to the slough
Someday I'll post about the time my mom and I got lost and encountered a bear on this trail. But that's another story!

To see a brochure (PDF file) about this trail from the U.S. Forest Service (including directions), click HERE.

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Brona Joy said...

What a beautiful area!
I'm also in the mountains with today's snaps:-)

jacquie said...

I've never spent time in this beautiful area of our country, but these photographs of Lost Lake Slough sure make me want to!

Louise said...

What gorgeous photos- some of them look like movie backdrops- beautiful country.

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Wow! I would love to take that hike some day. Its totally different to the forests out here on the east coast.

Sean @ His and Her Hobbies

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, the photos are lovely and conjure up memories of beautiful places I've been...and I can almost smell the scent of the forest....thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Fun! I would love to hike in Colorado!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Gorgeous photos!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

These photos definitely bring back memories for me. My son spent several weeks every summer camping with my parents in Colorado, and I went a few times too. Those were special times that both of us shared with them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Your mountain photos are gorgeous. Although I love the seashore, I'm drawn to the mountains too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I wish I'd had a digital camera back then, but I'm happy to have come home with these pictures with my old 35mm film camera. The area truly is beautiful, and it would be hard to take a bad picture there.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There are wonderful trails all over the Rockies. This actually was a fairly easy hike (and short) with beautiful views all around. I'm ready to go back!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Summer in Colorado is glorious, especially after the heat in Texas. My parents lived in a suburb of Dallas, and they'd take their motorhome to Colorado and camp there all summer. What a great retirement they had! My son and I were so lucky to share some of those good times with them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There's so much beauty in Colorado. Definitely worth a trip west.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Ginx Craft said...

Wow those photos are so clear. I love the name Lost Lake Slough. Slough in England is not very photogenic, and was sort of insulted in a poem by John Betjeman with the line "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough"

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful pictures, I love your captures of nature !! Magnificent forests !!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The name took on special significance after my mom and I got lost there once. Number One Rule: Don't leave the main trail!

Esme said...

Lovely photos. Colorado is one of the prettier states.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow! Beautiful shots.

Indrani said...

Beautiful p[lace to trek. You got lovely pics for us and am curious about your bear encounter.