Trail Condition Report - Last 14 Days

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IPWA Hiking Season Start: 06-09-2017 | IPWA Hiking Season End: 10-01-2018
Date_Hiked Trailhead Start Trailhead Elevation Trail Destinations Trail Condition Trail Information
08-15-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Dry -
08-15-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Dry Dry and good trail conditions.
08-14-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Dry Trail is in good shape,
08-14-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Long Lake
Dry Trail was dry with a few small mud spots easily passable.
08-13-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Lake Isabelle to Glacier)
Dry -
08-13-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Lake Isabelle Glacier
Dry The trail was clear and dry all the way to Isabelle Glacier. There are recent trail improvements between Long Lake TH and Lake Isabelle.
08-13-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Long Lake
Dry dry trail no problems
08-13-2018 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 Jean Luning Trail
Dry Lovely, easy trail, lots of shade!
08-12-2018 Coney Flats TH 10 Buchanan Pass Trail (Wilderness edge to Red Deer Lake jct)
Buchanan Pass Trail (Red Deer Lake jct to Beaver Creek Tr jct)
Buchanan Pass Trail (Beaver Creek Trail jct to Buchanan Pass)
Buchanan Pass Trail (Trail head to Wilderness Sign at Middle St. Vrain 4x4 Road)
Buchanan Pass Trail (Wilderness Sign to Wilderness Boundary)
Dry Bone dry from Coney Flats to the Divide.
08-12-2018 Rainbow Lakes TH 10,010 Blue Lake
Arapaho Glacier Overlook
Dry Trail is in good condition and dry. First two miles of trail is mainly packed dirt, then trail is somewhat rocky as it climbs toward the tundra.
08-12-2018 St. Vrain Mountain TH 10 St Vrain Mountain Trail (St Vrain Mtn TH to St Vrain vicinity)
Dry -
08-12-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Rogers Pass Lake
Dry -
08-11-2018 Beaver Creek TH 10 Mt Audubon Trail (Beaver Creek Trail jct to Audubon summit)
Dry Trail was dry and clear to the summit of Mount Audubon.
08-11-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Skyscraper Reservoir
Dry There is one area approximately 1 mile below Woodland Lake that is somewhat muddy. Need to step from rock to rock or logs. Trail is spreading out due to that condition. Remainder of trail is dry.
08-11-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Jasper Lake
Dry -
08-11-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Devils Thumb Trail (Hessie to Diamond Lake Trail Jct)
Dry Trail clear and dry to Jasper lake
08-11-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Pawnee Pass Trail (Long Lake TH to Lake Isabelle)
Pawnee Pass Trail (Lake Isabelle to Pass)
Long Lake
Lake Isabelle
Brainard Lake
Pawnee Pass
Dry Trails to Isabelle Lake, Pawnee Pass and around Long Lake are mostly dry. There are still flowers along the way but they're dwindling! Mosquitoes a bit bothersome near the lakes.
08-11-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry Trail is in good shape
08-11-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Rogers Pass Lake
Dry -
08-11-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 So Boulder Creek Trail (TH to Forest Lakes Junction jct)
Forest Lakes Trail (TH to midway to Forest Lakes)
Forest Lakes Trail (midway to Forest Lakes)
Dry -
08-11-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Trail Project
Dry -
08-10-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Lake Isabelle
Dry Dry and clear conditions
08-10-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Dry Dry trails, no issues
08-10-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry -
08-10-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry -
08-10-2018 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Dry -
08-09-2018 Fourth of July TH 10 Lake Dorothy
Dry Trail is in good condition. Some water from streams crossing the trail and near the mine. Nothing difficult and adds to the enjoyment of the hike.
08-09-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Lost Lake
Dry Conditions were dry and rocky. Found camp sites at Lost Lake having recently had fires: #5, #6 & #8.
08-09-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Devils Thumb Bypass Trail
Woodland Lake Trail (Devils Thumb jct to Woodland lake)
Woodland Lake
Dry Devils Thumb Bypass and Woodland Lake trail is clear and dry all the way to Woodland Lake
08-09-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Upper Blue Lake
Dry The trail is in fine condition. On my last two trips up this trail I saw one or two large bull moose near the lake about a half mile before Blue Lake.
08-08-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Lake Isabelle to Glacier)
Dry -
08-08-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Dry Good trail conditions typical for this time of year.
08-08-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Dry Trail was dry and easily passable.
08-08-2018 St. Vrain Mountain TH 10 St Vrain Mountain Trail (St Vrain Mtn TH to St Vrain vicinity)
Dry -
08-08-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Rogers Pass Lake
Heart Lake
Dry -
08-07-2018 Coney Flats TH 10 Coney Creek Trail
Coney Lake
Upper Coney Lake
Dry The trail from Coney Flats to Lower Coney Lake is lightly used. There is no trail from Lower to Upper Coney Lake. It is a difficult bushwack through dense krumholz and scree fields. Access to Coney Flats trailhead from Beaver Lake is via an extremely rough 4-mile road. You either have to hike, bike or drive a modified 4X4.
08-07-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Dry The trail to Blue Lake is dry and in good shape all the way to the lake. The wildflowers are in decline with the Asters still hanging in there.
08-07-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Rogers Pass Lake
Heart Lake
Dry -
08-07-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Forest Lake (Upper)
Forest Lake (Lower)
Dry The trail is in great condition all the way to Upper Forest Lake. Be aware that the bridge at Arapaho Creek is closed because half of the bridge only has one stringer (the thing that you walk on). If you choose to accept the responsibility and attempt the crossing, make sure that you are very comfortable walking on the narrow stringer. Otherwise, I recommend that you turn around and save that trail for next summer when the bridge will be repaired.
08-06-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Lake Isabelle to Glacier)
Dry -
08-06-2018 Brainard Lake Recreation Area 10,525 Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry -
08-05-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Blue Lake
Somewhat Muddy -
08-05-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake Trail is all clear. Mostly dry condition except for a few muddy spots. Wildflowers are still in bloom. Great day hike. Happy Trails!
08-05-2018 Mitchell Lake TH 10 Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Somewhat Muddy The trail to Blue Lakes via Mitchell Lake is in relatively good shape. There are a number of wet and muddy patches but you can cross most of these sections via rocks without either going off the trail or getting your feet wet. Please avoid sections that have been blocked off and stay on the main trail.
08-05-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 So Boulder Creek Trail (TH to Forest Lakes Junction jct)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Forest Lakes Trail Jct to Crater Lake)
Dry Perfect hiking conditions, just a few muddy spots from recent rains. And, just a friendly reminder to not pick flowers or mushrooms in the Wilderness.
08-04-2018 Hessie TH 9,000 Devils Thumb Lake
Dry -
08-04-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 So Boulder Creek Trail (TH to Forest Lakes Junction jct)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Forest Lakes Trail Jct to Crater Lake)
Crater Lakes Trail
Dry -
08-03-2018 Fourth of July TH 10 Diamond Lake Trail (Arapaho Pass Trail Jct to Lake)
Somewhat Muddy Trail conditions were muddy, it was raining. Turn around was Diamond Lake. Did not turn around because of weather.
08-03-2018 Long Lake TH 10 Jean Luning Trail
Somewhat Muddy -
08-03-2018 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) 10 Rogers Pass/CD Trail (James Peak south to Wilderness boundary)
Somewhat Muddy -