As we wind down our hiking season with school starting soon, we hit the long trail to Bluebird Lake in RMNP. Round trip, this hike is about thirteen miles and filled with waterfalls, roaring rivers and loud burbling creeks, wildflowers that must have come straight from heaven, tall old growth pines, light breezy aspen meadows, giant mushrooms, oh, and several steep inclines and a large snow field to climb to get to this beautiful high mountain lake.
This was our second trip down this trail, having gone as far as the Ouzel Lake cut-off and on to Ouzel Lake a few weeks ago. Enticing us past the sign giving us 3.3 more miles to hike were wild strawberries and raspberries! Yum. Then, it is a matter of step-by-step encouraging each other to keep going because surely that lake is just around the next bend! With our PB and J’s sweetly singing our names, we kept on going and on and up the slippery footing of the last climb up the snow field to a fill your lungs with the mountain vista surrounding the deep blue lake blessing of our destination.
I love hiking season.