Venable Lakes

We backpacked into Venable Lakes on the July 18th weekend. It was a great trip with perfect weather and excellent fishing.

Luke and Paul on the trail to Venable Lakes

Luke and Paul on the trail to Venable Lakes

Luke, Paul and Jeff fishing  lower Venable Lake

Luke, Paul and Jeff fishing lower Venable Lake

Jeff and I went for a hike over to the Phantom Terrace later in the day. We didn’t appreciate the  cliff along the trail.

Jeff's in the middle of the photo, as we hike up to the Phantom Terrace

Jeff’s in the middle of the photo, as we hike up to the Phantom Terrace

Then we hiked over to Venable Pass, and Jeff continued to hike up a nearby peak.

Venable Pass and Jeff on top of that peak

Venable Pass and Jeff on top of that peak

The fishing was really good, too.

Luke and Paul reeled in some nice trout

Luke and Paul reeled in some nice trout

The columbines were in full bloom as well . . .

Pretty columbines on the trail to Venable Lakes

Pretty columbines on the trail to Venable Lakes

I always call this dead tree The Tree of the King, because it reminds me of the one in the movie Lord of the Rings.

The Tree of the King

The Tree of the King

Venable Lakes is one of our favorites.

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One comment on “Venable Lakes

  1. Diane L says:

    i always have a hard time seeing how those are actually trails 🙂

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