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    Weekend Hike and Hang Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

    So the wifey said “get out!”. I need to spring clean over the weekend. You'll just get in the way.

    Don’t have to ask me twice for a free kitchen pass like that, haha,
    I needed some high altitude hiking to get read for the Colorado Summer Hang next month anyway.

    So I jumped in the SUV and headed North to Boulder Colorado and West to the Roosevelt National Forest.
    I had hoped to get into the Indian Peaks Wilderness area but quickly found the TH had 6’ of snow blocking
    my way.

    No way was I heading home just because my first idea did not pan out. Out comes the NF maps.
    Since the trails are snow packed time to find a fire road open to hikers. Just so happened there was
    one just 3 miles down the road. Time to do a little exploring.

    Just as I had hoped the fire road was clear and talking to other hikers this road leads to a big high mtn lake
    just 2 miles up with only 700ft of elevation to climb. Oh Boy, can’t wait to see this lake.



    OK 2 miles and 700ft done, time to make camp.



    I guess no trip report is complete without a gear list, so here's mine.
    Aarn MM55 pack, HMG cuben 11x8 tarp, WB Black BB, HG summer 3/4 UQ, WL 3S TQ.



    PANO from the hammock



    Cup of Joe (shug style) to all my HF friends, Cheers.



    What's that! A moose walking into my camp!?!



    Wolly cow I mean bulls, there's two.





    What a GREAT DAY. Found a new place to hike maybe fish. Saw my first moose in Colorado.
    Life just does not get any better than this.



    So if there is a moral to this TR it's don't give up just because your first idea falls thru.

    If you'd like to see more photos from this trip, as always, I have them loaded to my facebook.
    NO FB account required to view.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9&l=cebacf3695

    Thanks,
    O&B
    Last edited by OutandBack; 06-26-2011 at 19:08.

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    That looked like a brilliant way to use your "get out free card"

    Soo beautiful in your neck of the woods, thanks for taking us along.
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    Aw Man! You're a lucky guy. Wife kicks you out of the house without any repercussions later! Man, you're a lucky guy. Or I gotta figure out how to be more of an annoyance! Pics are beautiful. Moose that close! Too cool! Wish I coulda been there too! What a place you picked out!

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    Tremendous pictures, moutains and of the moose. Thanks for posting.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Simply awesome. I love it when people say there are no moose in Colorado... Thanks for sharing (and making me jealous).
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
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    Gorgeous location. I can't wait till my wife tells me to "get out"...for the weekend that is.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Looks like an amazing place to camp.

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    very,very nice. If I didn't know any better I would say you were in maine. The moose ,beautiful pond,and awesome view just like home.
    Did you notice that the moose are in velvet in september they will start to scrap it off by rubbing trees around 4" or so. Again great pictures and a+ on the camp sight.

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    HUGE payoff for very little effort!!! Will you go back?

    Thanks for posting pix of this amazing trip!
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Whooooo Buddy......looks fine and moosy! What a gift.
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