RE: [hiking-381] New Meetup: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness

From: Bob Norris
Sent on: Friday, June 18, 2010 9:44 PM
Susan.
 
Yes.  Would make a good week day hike   Maybe Thursday
 
Other choices 
 
The east Portal  to Heart Lake is longer than Isabelle Lake but a nice hike  no limits and parking is usually OK - From Nederland continue on 119 to Robbinsville  and then west  total about ten miles from Nederland
 
Another option is the Rainbow Lake Trail Head but the trail up towards Arapahoe.    The rainbow lakes are pretty but only about one mile of trail,  The hike length could be anything but to keep it shorter, just to the hill above the tree line - a great view of the Rainbow Lakes and also the Boulder reservoirs and by then lots of wild flowers - different flowers than you might see most other places.   I can check on a map about the distance and delta Z.   From Nederland north on the peak to peak for about 5 miles  then about 5 miles west on a gravel road - not a four wheeler road.  
 
 
bob  

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From: [address removed] on behalf of Susan
Sent: Fri 6/18/2010 8:07 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [hiking-381] New Meetup: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness


Hey Bob,

Thanks for the info.  I just got an email from the Rangers and, as I knew, big groups require a permit.  The permits are only good for 12 people and they tell me there are no more available for the month of July so I am going to have to cancel it.  We can do Blue Lake instead and get a permit for it but we would have to limit the group to 12.  I need to think about an alternative.

Maybe your ideas could make a good weekday hike.

Susan





-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Norris <[address removed]>
To: hiking-381 <[address removed]>
Sent: Fri, Jun 18, 2010 7:49 pm
Subject: RE: [hiking-381] New Meetup: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness


Susan:


 


Unless the sink hole has been fixed, the parking is really bad on the weekend.  


We might meet just before the pay station if we are not car pooling.


 


I would be really tempted to head up to Isabelle glacier  then there was the 


times I did Pawnee pass and the glacier.  


 


If not the glacier there is a great trail along the lake and part way up to the 


glacier that usually has incredible wild flowers.


 


C B





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From: [address removed] on behalf of Susan


Sent: Wed 6/16/2010 9:21 PM


To: [address removed]


Subject: [hiking-381] New Meetup: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness








Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!





What: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness





When: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:00 AM





Where:


Lyon's Park-and-Ride


SW Corner of 4th & Broadway 


Lyons, CO 80540





Let's meet at the Lyons Park & Ride at 10:00am and we'll carpool from there. 


Plan on bringing a picnic lunch to have once we get to the lake. We are planning 


on hanging out at the lake for about an hour or more so please be prepared for 


that...maybe a few frisbees would be fun.





This is an easy hike, about 4.2 miles roundtrip. The elevation gain is about 


438' roundtrip.





Yay, Tacoma, dogs are allowed, so feel free to bring them all along.





This is definitely one of our favorite hikes. Lake Isabelle is accessed from the 


Long Lake Trailhead. The lake lies near timberline in a dramatic valley, 


offering views of high peaks such as Navajo and Apache Peaks. 





The Long Lake Trailhead is on the east side of the continental divide in the 


Indian Peaks Wilderness.





If you are meeting us at the trailhead...to reach the trailhead parking area, 


drive on Colorado Highway 72 to the vicinity of the town of Ward. Just north of 


Ward on Highway 72, there is a large sign marking a road leading west to 


Brainard Lake. Follow Brainard Lake Road for about 6 miles to Brainard Lake. The 


Long Lake Trailhead parking area is accessed from a left-hand turn just past the 


lake. Brainard Lake Road may be closed at about the halfway point between 


Highway 72 and Brainard Lake if the spring snowfall has not melted. There is an 


entrance fee collected for driving into the Brainard Lake area.





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