Flat Tops Wilderness|
We did a 3 night/4 day backpacking trip in the
Flat Tops Wilderness area from July 1-4, 2006.
The area is absolutely beautiful and being in
that environment for 4 days was amazing.
|At the trailhead, getting ready for our 4-day adventure.
Travis & Brisco, George & Taylor, Lindsey & Mariah
|After hiking uphill all day in the heat,
we found a small, level area to camp in for the night.
|- Day two -
Still smiling as we head up with full packs on our backs
|Be careful sitting down with a pack on...
"Help - I've fallen and I can't get up!"
As we climbed higher the trees started
to thin and views got better.
|Crossing through an aspen grove with thick,
lush plants and flowers everywhere
|Camping spot for night two||After 2 days of hiking uphill, we're
very close to the top of the flat tops!
|Mariah and the other dogs slept very, very well.
Yes - we did pack dog beds for them
|- Day Three -
Brisco wearing his backpack and posing
by the Elk skull that we found near the trail
|Finally on top of the flat tops!||The trail leveled out on top and we had a blast on day 3|
|T.C. (the traveling tiger) resting on the trail sign.
We took the Oyster Lake trail towards Trappers Lake
|Headed up the trail...|
|A great view of a distant flat top||After a fun day of hiking, we're at camping spot #3|
|- Day 4 -
On day four, we woke up and hiked up the hill to the
Ampetheater for a great view of Trappers Lake down below
|The view back towards our campsite
as we head to the overlook
|Brisco on the edge of the cliffs of the Ampetheater||Lindsey and Mariah with Trappers Lake in the background|
|Brisco ready to play||Dirty dogs, but happy dogs|
|After enjoying the view, we played in the snow on
the way back to the campsite
|Sliding upside down and backwards is a blast!|
|There were lots of Columbine flowers growing by the rocks||One last view on top before we head
down for a well earned shower!