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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A day of Hiking - Fork Lake Trail - South of South Fork, Colorado

So driving out of South Fork on hwy 160 about 8 miles outside of town is a pull over on the right; Lake Fork Trail, a great hiking trail.  There was no trail map at the beginning of the hike, but they did have a kiosk with some information...not sure if that meant to be aware of these creatures on the hike

Then this sign was posted at the beginning of the trail...well, do we dare? 

No worries

The hike follows a creek the entire way.  since we had no trail info, we set a 2.5 mile limit using our fitbits.  It is always nice to have a creek along a hike.

Would probably rate this hike as moderate; there is some climbing involved

and rock slides to deal with

evidently this is not the most popular trail in the area

There were a series of small waterfalls along the way

and pretty flowers in  bloom 

this may be a berry interesting hike. We started off seeing wild raspberries and ended up seeing at least another dozen types. 

Click on any picture to enlarge. another  debris slide
and then more alpine setting

Yes, we like watching water

so we sat a spell resting after all that climbing

This is the point we reached after 2.5 miles.  We met a couple coming down and they said the trail was suppose to end at a lake but after two hours they had given up. Plus, the clouds were starting to gather

a lot of different terrain on this hike

I was such a gentleman that I loaned her my flannel shirt when it began to rain. She looked like a homeless person in it.

Then it really started to  rain

Time to get off the mountain and head back

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