Just got back Tuesday after traveling from Oklahoma City to Boulder, WY - First trip of 2010.
Spent 5 days, 4 nights hiking the 40+ mile Lizard Head Loop starting from Big Sandy Campground. (August 18th through 22nd)
Should have been 4 days and 3 nights but I got the dog and myself lost at the top of the loop and spent a day off on another trail to Moccasin Lake.
But everything worked out fine. And the scenery and weather were perfect. Highs upper 70's/low 80's. Nights low 50's/upper 40's.
Though the loop is rated difficult, I rate it at a 7 on a scale of 10. There was three tough spots, though. Hailey Pass is rough because it's just such a steep path with no real highlight.
There is a massive boulder scramble around a small lake just before Lonesome Lake which was a full body workout. Had to grab the dog to lower or raise him up and over boulders several times. And I may have taken a low road around Graves Lake but that too was 20-30 minutes of massive boulders.
This a good trail if you want to do half the route with an up and back. The east side going north has got the peak highlights. And the west side going north is filled with beautiful lakes.
I won't say much more because I'm going to start a blog on my backpacking adventures; something I been wanting to do for a while. I'll post a notice here next week once I get it up and running.
But in the mean time here are a few pics: