Trail Condition Report - Last 14 Days

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IPWA Hiking Season Start: 05-29-2017 | IPWA Hiking Season End: 10-01-2017
Date_Hiked Trailhead Start Trail Destinations Trail Condition Trail Information
09-18-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Upper Blue Lake
Dry -
09-18-2017 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) Rogers Pass Lake
Dry -
09-17-2017 Long Lake TH Pawnee Pass Trail (Long Lake TH to Lake Isabelle)
Dry -
09-17-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry Beautiful fall morning. Some light snow, hail, rain and thunder mid afternoon near Blue Lake. Made trail a little slippery for a short time.
09-17-2017 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) So Boulder Creek Trail (TH to Forest Lakes Junction jct)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Forest Lakes Trail Jct to Crater Lake)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Crater Lakes Trail Jct to Rogers Pass)
Dry -
09-16-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Long Lake
Somewhat Muddy There are some puddles in shady areas. The board walks were snow covered and slick early in the day. Only a few flowers are still blooming.
09-16-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Somewhat Muddy It was snowing as we arrived at the parking lot! Trail had partial snowpack going up to Blue Lake, but mostly melted by the time we returned. Be careful when crossing the log bridges that have snow/slush on them.
09-15-2017 Long Lake TH Long Lake
Dry -
09-15-2017 Long Lake TH Long Lake
Dry dry
09-15-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Dry trail dry
09-14-2017 Hessie TH Devils Thumb Trail (Hessie to Diamond Lake Trail Jct)
Devils Thumb Bypass Trail
Dry All trail generally dry with some wet potholes
09-14-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Dry -
09-14-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry Trail is dry and in good shape.
09-13-2017 Long Lake TH Long Lake
Dry -
09-13-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Dry -
09-13-2017 Middle St. Vrain Road TH Beaver Creek Trail (Coney Flats TH to Buchanan Pass Trail)
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 (west)
Red Deer Lake Trail
Red Deer Lake
Buchanan Pass Trail (Wilderness Sign to Wilderness Boundary)
Somewhat Muddy Buchanan Pass trail in good shape, dry in most areas, some muddy areas. Lots of wildflowers around Red Deer Lake. The loop back to Camp Dick on the south side of the valley is a mix of road and hiking path, more difficult, but the views are worth the effort( Beaver Creek trail) and road 507. The leaves are changing, lots of yellow and red/orange aspens.
09-13-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry -
09-12-2017 Hessie TH Woodland Lake Trail (Devils Thumb jct to Woodland lake)
Dry -
09-12-2017 Hessie TH Jasper Lake
Dry -
09-12-2017 Hessie TH Woodland Lake Trail (Devils Thumb jct to Woodland lake)
Dry It had rained the previous night, so the tral was a little damp in the morning and roots were slippery.
09-12-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Dry -
09-12-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Dry Saw a mule deer on north side of Long Lake.
09-12-2017 Long Lake TH Pawnee Pass Trail (Long Lake TH to Lake Isabelle)
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Isabelle Lake to pool below)
Lake Isabelle
Dry Dry throughout.
09-12-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Blue Lake
Upper Blue Lake
Dry -
09-12-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mt Audubon Trail (hiked a portion of the trail)
Mt Audubon Trail (Beaver Creek Trail jct to Audubon summit)
Dry Dry and in good condition. Please stay on the trail up high and avoid creating a new trail parallel to the existing trail. Existing trail is rocky, not on vegetation. Last push to the summit marked with cairns but some rocks have shifted so trail is unclear in a few sections.
09-12-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Blue Lake
Dry -
09-10-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Mitchell Lake
Blue Lake
Dry Trail from Mitchell Lake TH to Blue Lake is in good condition; still a few late season wildflowers in bloom. Marmots and pika as well as a couple of moose present along the trail.
09-09-2017 Beaver Creek TH Mt Audubon Trail (hiked a portion of the trail)
Dry Trail in good condition.
09-09-2017 Hessie TH Jasper Lake
Dry -
09-09-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Dry The trail is generally very good, a couple of very short mud stretches
09-09-2017 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) Forest Lake (Lower)
Dry -
09-09-2017 Heart Lake TH (East Portal/Moffat Tunnel) So Boulder Creek Trail (TH to Forest Lakes Junction jct)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Forest Lakes Trail Jct to Crater Lake)
So Boulder Creek Trail (Crater Lakes Trail Jct to Rogers Pass)
Dry 9/9/2017 dry
09-08-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Blue Lake
Upper Blue Lake
Dry Trail to Blue is in good condition. There are a few lingering flowers up high and the grasses are beginning to show the fall colors along with the aspen trees. On the hike up to Blue Lake two large bull moose were hanging out near the trail and on the way down a large female was laying down in the same area! Lots of happy marmots in the area as well! Just a heads up....hunting season starts soon!
09-07-2017 Fourth of July TH Arapaho Pass Trail (4th of July TH to Mine site)
Arapaho Pass Trail (Mine Site up to Pass)
Arapaho Pass Trail (west side of CD)
Lake Dorothy
Arapaho Pass
Somewhat Muddy The trail up to the pass is mostly dry, with some wet spots along the trails lower sections. Top above treelike dry conditions on the trails. Some wild flowers still in bloom, aspens are starting to change colors.
09-07-2017 Long Lake TH Lake Isabelle
Dry -
09-07-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Blue Lake
Dry Dry throughout.
09-06-2017 Long Lake TH Jean Luning Trail
Isabelle Glacier Trail (Lake Isabelle to Glacier)
Dry -
09-06-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mt. Audbon
Dry Mt. Audubon trail in good condition, trail is dry. On the final pitch from the ridge to the summit, there are multiple routes marked with cairns, which can be confusing.
09-06-2017 Mitchell Lake TH Mitchell Lake Trail (TH to Mitchell Lake)
Mitchell Lake Trail (Mitchell Lake to Blue Lake)
Dry There are a great number of social trails being formed between Mitchel Lake and Blue Lake. Please remind folks to stay on the main trail whether dry, rocky or muddy.
09-06-2017 Rainbow Lakes TH Arapaho Glacier Trail
Dry -