longrunsolutions.typepad.com > Gore Range - Boulder Lake - High Mountain Fishing

A. Chelsea & I at Rock Creek Trailhead

A. Chelsea & I at Rock Creek Trailhead

Here we are at the Rock Creek Trail Head just about to get started toward the Gore Range Trail that will take us to the Boulder Creek Trail.


B. Chelsea at camp

B. Chelsea at camp

This was quite a cozy little sleeping quarters for us. I think everyone that has ever shared a two man tent knows that they live more like a 1 1/2 man tent. Well......try sleeping three in there once.


C. Chelsea & Corina

C. Chelsea & Corina

Chelsea and Corina near camp with snow covered mountains in background


D. Boulder Creek Trailhead

D. Boulder Creek Trailhead

The Boulder Creek Trail is very well marked. So much so that you cannot miss it. In fact, on this trip all trails are very well marked and you could easily get to Boulder Lake without a map or GPS


E. Boulder Lake Beauty

E. Boulder Lake Beauty

Boulder Lake (Lower) is a smallish lake that is a meadow type lake, rather than a mountain bowl lake. Beyond the lake but in front of the background mountains is Upper Boulder Lake. We did not go that far on this trip, but our information says it is about 2 miles further and around 1300 feet higher.


G. Fly fishing Boulder Lake

G. Fly fishing Boulder Lake

Fly fishing anyone? There is a nice crop of eight to ten inch brook trout in Bould Lake (Lower). I caught them on a black beauty because something black was hatching. However, there were many hikers at the lake and nearly every one of them brought a dog....som two dogs. This made the fly fishing pretty difficult.


H. Postcard view

H. Postcard view

Mother - daughter day at Boulder Lake


I. Just the three of us

I. Just the three of us

All in all we had a nice, short trip for our first backpack trip of 2008.