Wanted to get out for a wildflower hike this weekend while they're still at their peak, and managed to convince Taryn to come along. She then convinced me that Ginny should come along. That combination made Shrine Mountain Trail at just 4.2 miles roundtrip and less than 700 feet of elevation gain an excellent choice.
The Sound of Music had been shot here, I might have believed it. Broad alpine meadows with sweeping views of the mountains.
Lake Isabelle and Shelf Lake hikes I did last summer.
USGS summit stamp as validation that I've accomplished something significant.
After a very slow ascent we really hauled on the way back down and got back to the car in about three hours and 15 minutes. I had two tired-but-happy girls with me, and yet another place in this terrific state that I was glad I'd gotten the chance to visit.