May 28, 2014 – Lily Pad Lake

Hiking literally behind our place…

Today we took Phurba for a hike…  this hike is almost literally behind our place.

About the hike…  Lily Pad Lake Trail #50 – “This trail is very accessible from town and is a popular trail into the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Initially, the trail travels south through thick stands of lodgepole pine and aspen. Along the way you will cross some small streams and pass by several beaver ponds. These beaver ponds attracted fur trappers during 1810-1840, the boom years of the fur trade. The lake is a great place to relax and enjoy your lunch. Moose have been seen in this area in the past. It is a privilege to be able to see one of these animals in the wild, please keep your distance and do not approach them.”

The trail was an interesting one to hike today… there is still a lot of snow everywhere, and in some spots you could not avoid punching through the deep snow fields that we had to cross.

As you will see from the pics below…  the boy was VERY happy about the snow fields!

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