I unexpectedly have a day off tomorrow, any suggestions? Don't know the park at all!
May not be the best place tomorrow for a hike in the park proper. Bear Lake is closed and some other near by areas. Could be a bit smokey. :Ohttp://www.eptrail.com/estes-park-news/ci_21748272/conditions-hampering-efforts-fight-fern-lake-fire-rockyHaving said that, a good little hike that snakes in and out of NPS/USFS land with great views of Longs Peak is Twins Sister.http://www.protrails.com/trails/view/64Just an FYI, it is not supposed to be the best weather tomorrow:http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iwszone?Sites=:coz033Bad for hiking...good for the fire! :)(Suggest the nearby Wild Basin for lower elevation hiking if that is the case and you don't mind rain and light snow. Sand beach lake could be a good one http://www.protrails.com/trails/view/58 )
It looks like you can now drive to the Bear Lake parking lot, Mags. As of yesterday. Given that, a nice hike would be from Bear Lake to Odessa Lake and back. A fun hike in Wild Basin is to Ouzel Lake and back. But I'm with Mags--it'll probably be crappy weather tomorrow--wind and 50% chance of rain.
Figures the one day I have off in forever and it's gonna be fiery rain out. Thanks for the suggestions and info!
Nothing like fiery rain to ruin a good hike!
"I've seen fire...I've seen rain".Ah, Mr. James Taylor, have you seen both at the same time?!?!! :D
Edited by PaulMags on 10/12/2012 10:12:54 MDT.
Looks like there are sill closures (at least according to the RMNP website)http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/currentfires.htmProbably best to call either way.
Edited by PaulMags on 10/12/2012 10:13:52 MDT.
Yeah, Mags, they must have made that closure decision this morning, or maybe late last night. Your Twin Sisters idea seems to be the best one now, or somewhere around James Peak.
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