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Colorado: American Lake Trail
Having hiked the Maroon Bells in previous years, I decided to take up a hike where I anticipated a much lower concentration of people.
Maroon Lake (2015)
Just beyond Crater Lake towards West Maroon Pass
I was on the trail to American Lake by 7 AM and only saw two people on my way up but, as annoyed as I was by the crowds at the Maroon Bells, I wish I had selected a different hike: maybe Conundrum or East Snowmass. The trail to American Lake was peaceful but tough, almost two miles of up, and just not as spectacular...