The Loch, RMNP

Pursuit of Life

loch13-0707loch12-0704The Loch Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is a  relatively easy 5.9 out and back starting from the Glacier Gorge Trail-head in the Bear Lake area.

Rising gradually overall, but steadily here and there, most of the trail is fairly easy at a leisurely pace. Only near the lake- named ‘The Loch’, does the incline change sharply, requiring a bit more huffing and puffing. loch2-0678loch3-0671

Doing this hike and others in the area in the spring is a joy because the snow is still mostly in tact, yet the weather is warm enough to enjoy without having to bundle up too much. That said, make sure you have some sort of traction device such as micro-spikes to help you on the slippery trail and gives an extra piece of mind to prevent falls.

Because the remarkable scenery in this part of the park is so easy to get to, the…

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