This was a quick trip over Father's Day to escape the heat by 4x4'ing up to the 10,000' elevation level of the alpine lakes of Coyote Flats. Although some aspects of the trip's plan went a little sideways it did allow me the freedom to hike to elevations well above the lake I was camped at. The hike was not in the original plan so this was a great bonus as I love exploring new areas.
Already past all of the road's switchbacks but prior to the water crossing the views in all directions are well worth the trek upwards.
My expedition trailer is almost 10 years old and it has performed superbly, following me anywhere the 4Runner is pointed.
There was decent water flow in the creek crossing
Camp went up quickly. The high mountain behind the flag is where I was able to go hiking.
Ready for an all day hike!
Obligatory early evening 4Runner & trailer picture. 😄
Hot blueberry pancakes anyone?
One last campsite shot from across the lake
Thanks for heading out with me on this trip! Be sure to watch for my next adventure with Colorado's mountain mining history. Until then, stay safe and start planning your own next adventure and "self-quarantine" in the great outdoors!.