Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views
It appears a microburst affected the area somewhat recently as the trail past Hollowtop Lake is heavily obscured with downfall. Access was much easier to Deep Lake by going around the south side of Hollowtop Lake, but will require some trail finding and moderate bushwacking or tree hopping between Hollowtop and Deep Lake.
As a casual weekend warrior, this trail was a nice moderate jaunt to relax by and explore a few alpine lakes. Deep lake proved elusive with the extensive downfall and old trail data. After several attempts and many pleasant surprises (such as unexpected alpine meadows), we managed to discover Deep lake and a little bit of solitude. Either Deep or Hollowtop Lake serves as a great basecamp to explore more in the area such Skytop Lake or bagging Hollowtop Mountain (10,552 ft). I recommend the easy jaunt up to Hollowtop if your looking for a moderately challenging escape and some decent fishing or if you need a launchpad for some next level adventuring.