Saturday, July 20, 2013
Palmer Lake - near the Ice Caves
The first half mile is a grueling hike up hill until you reach the first reservoir. There is a second reservoir further up that we hiked to. Apparently to get to the ice caves you take the less developed trail to the right. We went left and explored some trails over that way and so never got to the ice caves. This is a really pretty hike. Close to the reservoir there is an entirely different ecosystem than elsewhere we've been in our mountain hikes. It is really wonderful. There are lots of blooming flowers this time of year and butterflies. There were several people fishing and walking about.