Venable Lakes, 2009

The Venable Lakes drainage in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado has become one of our favorite backpacking/hiking/fishing destintations. About 15 minutes from Wescliffe, the Comanche/Venable trailhead starts around 9,000ft. We hiked in on a Friday afternoon taking 4 hours to travel the 5 miles gaining nearly 3,000ft of elevation. We camped just below the lakes, leaving the trail at   Continue reading

Horn Lakes 2009

We backpacked into Horn Lakes (Colorado) this weekend. The trail is decent and the weather was good. We were able to climb a ridge and look into the North Crestone Lake drainage where we stayed last weekend. Pretty neat.


North Crestone Lake

Here’s a couple of photos from the 6 mile hike into North Crestone Lake in Colorado. My new boots blistered the backs of my heels, but the scenery was great and we only saw three others the whole weekend!