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1. Wheeler Lake Payoff

1. Wheeler Lake Payoff

Here is the payoff at the lower Wheeler Lake. Well worth the trip


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2. On the Way to Wheeler

2. On the Way to Wheeler

On the way up the trail looking back at Copper Mountain. We parked just to the left of this picture. Exit at exit 195 and park on the south side of the highway. Walk across the bridge over I70 and catch the trail just across the bridge


3. Wheeler Lake Trail sign

3. Wheeler Lake Trail sign

The Wheeler Lake trail spur is well marked and would be very difficult to miss. At least that was the case on July 11, 2008


4. On the way to Wheeler

4. On the way to Wheeler

One of many scenic views on this trip. This was on the way to the Wheeler Lake Spur.


5. Behind Camp at the upper Wheeler Lake

5. Behind Camp at the upper Wheeler Lake

This is a beautiful view of the drainage behind our camp. It is the top of a drainage named Officer's Gulch (one of several Officer's Gulches in Colorado). Just to the right of the tallest tree in this picture is Uneve pass. It is maybe 2 1/2 miles as the crow flies from this sight. If you take the Wheeler Lakes Spur to its end there is a nice overlook just past the trees in this picture


6. on the Way to Lost Lake

6. on the Way to Lost Lake

Another beautiful view on the way to Lost Lake


7. View of drainage behind our camp

7. View of drainage behind our camp

This photo is the same drainage behind our camp, but taken on the way to Lost Lake.


8. Hello Mr. Marmot

8. Hello Mr. Marmot

This friendly little guy is a Yellow Belly Marmot. Normally, these guys are pretty shy, but this guy was as interested in us as we were in him.


9.1. Not sure where this is....

9.1. Not sure where this is....

I think this is just above Lost Lake and looking at Uneva Pass, but when I look at this picture it may be the top of the drainage just a bit below the lake. One thing this picture shows clearly is that my friend Marshall's arm is just about the same size as one of my thighs.


9.2. Lost Lake toward the divide

9.2. Lost Lake toward the divide

Beautiful Lost Lake looking up at the snow covered divide. This picture looks just to the west of Uneva Pass.


9.3. Scenic view

9.3. Scenic view

This rock face sits just to the east of Uneva Pass


9.4. Looking west above Lost Lake

9.4. Looking west above Lost Lake


9.5. Lost Lake Payoff

9.5. Lost Lake Payoff

This is probably my favorite picture of the trip. You are looking down at Lost Lake and Copper Mountain is top center. Back country beauty and Colorado's ski country playground.