Jul 24, 2021
Great weather and well maintained trail.
Jun 19, 2021
Very busy TH at 7:30 AM Sat. 30+ cars on arrival. Trail is beautiful as mentioned with the lake, creeks, meadows, canopy cover. Heavily trafficked
Aug 9, 2020
2 moose; weather incredible. 8:46 start time - wine delay
Aug 3, 2020
Great day, saw moose, lake, kept going past Herman lake- climbed steep hill for an overlook view-on way down, slipped- injured shoulder but amazing!
Jul 24, 2020
Lots of flowers. Amazing views. Saw a few marmots and some snow
Jun 15, 2020
Hiked with Luke and niki so a little slow, but very pretty and a nice moderate hike
May 30, 2020
Lower portion is mostly dry and passable. Upper portion has large patches of snow where most people were post holing.
May 18, 2020
Lots of snow. Warmed up on way down, post hole hell. Amazing views- incredible day- but post holing was very tough- bruised shins next day! Loved it
Jul 20, 2019
The wildflowers are out! Enjoyed the meadow full of columbines about a mile in. Volunteers have done a great job of cleaning up this trail from thi…
Jul 19, 2019
Milage to the lake is 3.5 instead of 2.5 as marked at trailhead. Beautiful wildflowers starting to bloom. Start early as it get warm quickly.
Jul 6, 2019
9.5 miles, 4.5 hours! Gushing rivers, avalanche debris, snow packed, mostly dry! With sis- great day hike
Jan 1, 2019
Beautiful in winter! The trail didn't go all the way to the lake and veered off to the left but still had a great view of the bowl. Didn't need sno…
Dec 29, 2018
Clear and hard trail. Didn’t need snow shoes.
Aug 3, 2018
Beautiful trail, gets busy if you don't go early
Jul 28, 2018
Nice hike for wildflowers! Steep in parts but not brutal. Pretty crowded even though we started before 8am.
Jul 21, 2018
Did Pettingell Peak via Herman Gulch trail
Jun 27, 2018
Really pretty hike. Lots of diversity. Great lake for zoe at the top
Mar 3, 2018
did the 10 mile summit of The Citadel above 13,000 ft. trail continues past herman lake
Feb 11, 2018
Nov 29, 2017
Hard packed snow all the alway up. You need microcleats this time of year and snowshoes at the top near the lake.
Nov 7, 2017
Mostly snow covered especially as you ascend towards the lake. Trail is packed snow but you should wear waterproof footwear and gaiters. Enjoy!
Sep 30, 2017
With zia, Mikaila (+friend), Jamina, and Natalie
Aug 27, 2017
Intense elevation gain, quite busy, loud groups, great views.
Jun 24, 2017
Pretty lake surrounded by mountains at the end!
May 7, 2017
Lots of breaks, lots of sunscreen, but lots of fun!
Nov 20, 2016
A little icy, but otherwise Trail was clear
Aug 13, 2016
Beautiful views and expansive meadows. Easy climb.
Jul 9, 2016
Steep hike up but worth the trek!
May 27, 2012