I'm switching it up this month and doing Trail Thursday because really love looking back on my past adventures (and trying to conjure up new ideas)! So today, we're journeying out to the Flat Tops Wilderness (about 30 minutes south of Steamboat Springs) to Black Mandall Lakes!
We did this hike as a backpacking trip over Labor Day and maybe only saw 2 or 3 other groups of hikers the entire time. I think it around a 4 or 5 miles roundtrip hike (possibly more- it's been a few years) and really pretty gentle hike overall. The lake at the end is so stunning. When we went, the trails were pretty muddy and difficult to follow (at times), so definitely remember to bring a map! We also hiked to Mandall Pass on the way out the next day and that brought us amazing views (but also not well marked, so a map is a MUST).
Anywhere we've ever gone in the Flat Tops has been amazing and I can't wait to explore more of the ample trails they have there this coming summer. I want to do more hiking and backpacking trips and possibly cut-back on running a touch (I most certainly cannot do it all). Already so excited for camping season to begin!
What are you most looking forward to this Spring/Summer?
Favorite Spring activity?
Favorite Winter activity?