Yeah, you heard me right. And I'm not talking about a few inches of snow. I'm talking about feet of snow. Charlie and I and a few friends decided to check out a hike yesterday to get ready for our Pikes Peak hike this summer. It looked pretty cool, about 2,000 feet of elevation gain and it ended at a glacier made lake. The hike description said June - August but it said nothing about how much snow there would still be in June! There was tons of snow after the first mile of hiking which made it impossible to find the trail and occasionally you'd sink into the melting snow. We didn't make it to the top because there was no way we could find the trail, but it was pretty cool (literally) to be hiking through snow in June.
This is about where we started out. Not a bad view!
Dunkin and I stopped for a break when we lost the trail.
Old Man's Beard was everywhere!
South Boulder Creek. The only thing that saved us from getting completely lost.
We kept falling through the snow pack, which is really cold when you're wearing shorts!