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Devils Thumb Trail

Hessie Trailhead is a convenient place to start a hike if you live in Boulder. It starts west of Nederland just past the town of Eldora, some 30 miles from Boulder. Our December trip was somewhat of a family trip, an outing with a bunch of colleagues and graduate students to get some fresh air. As is often the case with trips like that, one does not have enough time for photography, is not in the right place at the right time, and does not even go far enough, but it is fun anyway.

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Devils Thumb Trail scenery Concentration Continental Divide Tree and its shadow Unnamed peak Philippe


Forest Lakes

In winter, Forest Lakes can be reached most easily from Moffat Tunnel, a railroad tunnel under the Continental Divide. My daypack felt very light on this first trip to the mountains after my trip to Patagonia...

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Continental Divide


Last updated: February 8, 2003
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