The first two miles went through a flat meadowy area surrounded by mountains. This part of the hike was pretty easy and really beautiful. We began at the Glen Creek trailhead and followed the Fawn Pass Trail.
Fawn Pass Trail
After two miles, we came to a junction with the Snow Pass trail, which we turned onto. The first half of this section of the trail was pretty flat as well, but it did begin to descend after about a mile. Shortly after turning onto this trail, we discovered part of an elk skeleton a few feet from the path.
Snow Pass Trail
The elk skeleton we found along the trail
The Snow Pass trail began descending into a pretty forest, which we followed for about another mile. In this area, we saw several elk, but they were moving too quickly for me to snap a picture.
We soon came to a junction with the Howard Eaton trail, which my Dad and I hiked a small portion of on Saturday. In this area, we discovered a small boulder field where several marmots lived and we watched them play for a while.
This last leg of the trail started to climb pretty steeply into an area called the Hoodoos, which is a large white boulder field. It was incredibly beautiful.
The Hoodoos up ahead
From there, we ascended to a cliff face and them descended into the woods and back to the trailhead where we began. The hike took us a total of 3.5 hours and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day weather wise - it was sunny and in the 60's with a nice breeze. I guess if I couldn't work today, this was a great way to spend the morning. Tonight I am going to a meeting about the softball league here to see about getting onto a team. Wish me luck!
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