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Thomas Lakes

For my birthday hike this year we went to Thomas Lakes as the snow was still at some higher elevation hikes upvalley. The lakes were so full at Thomas Lakes! Beautiful wildflowers. This is a great hike for us as … Continue reading

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Thomas Lakes 2015

Due to a really wet May I was hoping to find my favourite wildflower (pink long stemmed avens) in full bloom en route to the Lakes. Interestingly they were in a very early stage and not very pretty but it … Continue reading

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Thomas Lakes

This is one of my favourite local hikes. The trailhead is about 20 minutes from Basalt. From the Emma turnoff head to West Sopris Creek road and follow it until it becomes unpaved, keep going until you are almost at … Continue reading

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Thomas Lakes again!

As you all will know by now it wouldn’t be Fall without a hike to Thomas Lakes! See the Archives for previous posts and a good comparison to the very low water levels in the lakes. I was really shocked … Continue reading

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Riding, waterfalls and waterskiing!

Looking at my post from this weekend last year I see that we went rafting and skiing all in the same weekend. There was lots of water and lots of snow. A very different story this year. The section we … Continue reading

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Fall means Thomas Lakes

I guess by now you will realise that Thomas Lakes is one of my favourite trails and destination. The lakes lie at the bottom of Mt. Sopris which is nearly 13,000 feet high. Only 20 minutes drive from my house … Continue reading

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Back to Thomas Lakes

And fall! Whole groves of aspen have turned gold. We went for a quick swim anyway. It was very invigorating. This hike is so close to where we live. It took us just under 2 hours to get to the … Continue reading

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Another hike in our backyard…

How lucky are we to live here! It was such a beautiful day I called a friend and we hiked to Thomas Lakes. The trailhead is only a 20 minute drive from my house. Here is a view of the … Continue reading

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