Mt. Evans Hike

February 10, 2016 0 Comments

The Mount Evans Wilderness is a popular destination in Colorado because it’s not a far drive from Denver. We happened to be staying in nearby Evergreen and meeting up with my friend Andrea from Denver so Mount Evans was a central location for us to get the best views during an afternoon hike. We started at Echo Lake park and had planned just to wander around the lake before realizing that the lake trail isn’t much of a lake trail. We stopped, of course, to take a some landscapes and portraits along the lake before heading into the snow covered pines. I bet we meandered about three miles quickly while talking and catching up. The snow was pretty well packed along the trail and we passed a handful of friendly hikers. We decided that there wasn’t enough daylight left to make it to the next lake so we hiked to the access road and turned around.
The best view was of Mount Evans along an open ridge line but best portrait spot was this dilapidated old picnic building by the parking lot that had great natural light and deteriorating stone walls.