Herman gulch is supposed to be one of the best wildflower hikes in Colorado, but the peak season doesn't start until July. The trail starts at approximately 10,000 feet and leads up to a lake at approximately 12,000 feet.
The views on the hike were amazing. The trail was in great condition until about 11,200 feet where the snow remained. The trail was supposed to be 5 miles total, but it turned out to be almost 7 miles after we lost the trail in the snowbank. We tried to walk on top of the snow, but the snow was starting to melt and we end up post holing through some deep snow.
|Cute boy I found on the trail. Oh wait, it is Sean.|
|Waist deep snow.|
After our hike we stopped in Georgetown for dinner. We stopped at three places and read through the menus before deciding on Mountainbuzz Cafe & Pizzaria.
|You gotta love a restaurant that asks you to remove your crampons before entering.|
|Super funny sign on the bathroom door.|
|Think they meant to spell Kilimanjaro like Kill a Man? I hope not, because that is what Sean ordered.|
|Mt. Olympus sandwich. Amazing.|