The lazy melancholy atmosphere of autumn has arrived in the high country… the tundra is golden brown, the air has a crisp edge, and the marmots have either burrowed into their holes or retreated to lower elevations. Yesterday we went out for a quick overnighter at Columbine Lake, in the San Juans of Colorado, to savor some time up high before the winter snows cover the tundra for another nine months.
2 thoughts on “A Visit to Columbine Lake”
Absolutely mesmerized by your photographs! Are there any specific 20-30 mile hikes you would recommend? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Hi Tyler, thanks for your message and compliment! For a hike of that length in the San Juans, I’d point you to the Weminuche or Uncompahgre Wilderness areas. Both areas have a plethora of potential long trail combinations. Just pick up the Trails Illustrated Topo maps for those areas and you can map out a route to your liking. You can’t go wrong, it’s all spectacular!