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Published: September 11th 2005
View from Sapphire Point lookout
This day we decided to take a hike, a real hike. The weather was clear, although a little cool, but it would warm up in the afternoon. We started with an easy walk around Sapphire Point, with views of Lake Dillon to the west and mountain views to the east. Alan laughed uncontrollably at my “hiking pants” and had to take a picture…..Hey, they were clean and I was comfortable, I really didn’t care how they looked! After our little ½ mile stroll around the Point, we drove up to Frisco for the real hike. We parked at the trailhead and began a 1 mile climb up the trail. The hiking guide indicated that if you could handle the 1st mile, the rest was not too strenuous. Boy, that first mile was long…….. We hiked about 2 miles or so, then stopped in a meadow by the stream and ate our picnic lunch. At the 3.5 mile marker, we entered the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area, then went on further about ½ mile or so before we turned around. The views were stunning. The trail followed a mountain stream up a valley between two mountains. The aspens in the high meadows were
If you look closely, you'll see a chipmunk sitting next to me.
gorgeous, just beginning to change colors. We saw huge eagle nests - but, alas, no eagles - only a couple of mountain bluejays. I was glad we didn’t see any bears, but a small snake did meander across the trail right in front of us.
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