A few weekends ago, Anthony and I headed off towards the Collegiate Peaks for some camping and hiking. We knew we wanted to go up to Pomeroy Lakes, so we set off early on Friday morning in order to get there in time to grab a good camping spot before our hike–a lot of the campgrounds in Colorado are booked through the entire summer with only a few first-come-first-served spaces available!
We made it to the campgrounds and got a spot easily enough, set up our tent, and headed out–getting a bit lost on the way. Pomeroy Lakes are up a road, which is also what you hike on, but our little Subaru wasn’t up for going too far, so we parked it and went up on foot.
Less than halfway up we ran into some people on quads who had tried to go fishing at the lakes, but told us they were unable to make it due to the amount of snow on the trail. That worried us, but we kept on going!
The last mile or so was covered in snow, and we often fell up past our knees into it–we went off the road a bit through some boggy mud, but finally made it to the lake, and were the only ones there!
It wasn’t that cold in the sun, so we took a nap by the lake before heading back down!
Apparently there was a higher lake that we missed, but I think we were perfectly happy with the lower lake since we had it all to ourselves!