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Sep 11, 2018 22:20 |  #1

These three lakes might just be some of the easiest to access in Rocky Mountain National Park. I was there for the Labor Day weekend...so much traffic to the Bear Lake parking lot the morning I was there!

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Sep 11, 2018 22:24 |  #2

They're great!

I hope to visit RMNP within the next week or so, and you've given me some great ideas about what to go see when the Elk rutting behavior is slow.

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Sep 11, 2018 22:31 |  #3

Yeah, so at the Bear Lake parking lot, there's a trail that goes to four different lakes. The altitude kicked my butt and I stopped at the second one (Nymph Lake) but they're all beautiful. Just get there early, because there's several trailheads from that parking lot and it's a very popular RMNP spot.


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Sep 11, 2018 22:36 as a reply to  @ Daggah's post |  #4

As you walked to and around the lakes, did you happen to see any rabbits or hares?


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Sep 11, 2018 22:40 |  #5

I saw some elk right by the road (and way too many people stopped to photograph them) but I don't remember seeing much other wildlife other than some birds. I'm not a wildlife photographer though so I wasn't really paying much attention to that when I was out there.


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Sep 11, 2018 23:18 |  #6

You are a brave lad venturing up there on Labor Day weekend :-)

Tom - I don't know if you are familiar with RMNP or not, if not, a suggestion or two - if you have some time try Loch Vale, and another one that I haven't tried but intend to, Chasm Lake, that's right up against Longs Peak. That might be a bit longer.


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Sep 12, 2018 14:01 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #7

Beautiful images, David, and amazed you managed to get any without a horde of people in the image. I was there first week of October 2016 and there were people everywhere.

Sprague is definitely the easiest, and it is a nice lake to wander around. I don't know about rabbits or hares, Tom, but I know I saw a weasel there Oct 2016, right along the path between parking and the lake.


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Sep 12, 2018 14:13 |  #8

Dream Lake isn't that hard either, keep going past Nymph. Little more strenuous but not bad at all.




  
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Sep 12, 2018 14:24 |  #9

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Dream Lake isn't that hard either, keep going past Nymph. Little more strenuous but not bad at all.

Yeah, next time for sure. I was also hiking up before sunrise and wanted to make sure I was in place for the good light, which is one more reason I stopped at Nymph lake.


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Sep 12, 2018 14:42 |  #10

patrick j wrote in post #18706100 (external link)
Tom - I don't know if you are familiar with RMNP or not, if not, a suggestion or two - if you have some time try Loch Vale, and another one that I haven't tried but intend to, Chasm Lake, that's right up against Longs Peak. That might be a bit longer.

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