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Forest Lakes Hike (2021.07.17)

East Portal Trailhead (4)

East Portal Trailhead

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攀登湖泊:

    Lower Forest Lake :海拔10,640 /3,243公尺

    Upper Forest Lake :海拔10,846/3,306公尺

登山口East Portal Trailhead(海拔約9,078/2,767公尺)

登山里程:全程來回約8.45/13.6公里

總爬升高度:約1,969/600公尺

登山時間5小時12

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行車資訊:

BoulderBoulder Canyon Road(CO 119)西行,16哩後抵Nederland小鎮,接Peak To Peak景觀公路(CO 119, CO 72)南下,行4.8哩抵Rollinsville,右轉E. Portal road (Rollins Pass)西行,約7.5哩後行車終點(Moffat Tunnel)即為登山口,此處是Union Pacific Railroad火車隧道的東入口。

如從Golden開車可沿CO 119CO 72北上,抵Rollinsville再左轉E. Portal road (Rollins Pass)西行抵登山口。

Moffat Tunnel (1)

Moffat Tunnel 

Forest Lakes Hike (1)

East Portal Trailhead

步程簡述:

08:44 登山口East Portal Trailhead出發,座標N39.90318° W105.64435°,海拔約9,078/2,767公尺。

East Portal Trailhead (1)

East Portal Trailhead 

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Forest Lakes Hike 

08:54 抵達James Peak Wilderness 界牌,進入James Peak Wilderness 範圍,座標N39.90139° W105.64861°,海拔約9,173/2,796公尺,距登山口0.3 /480公尺。

Forest Lakes Hike (6)

James Peak Wilderness backcountry board

Shooting Star flowers (5)

Shooting Star flowers (6)

Shooting Star flowers

The cabin along the trail

The cabin along the trail

Rose twisted stalk (2)

Rose twisted stalk

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Forest Lakes Hike 

Columbine (10)

Columbine (11)

Columbine (14)

Columbine 

Chiming Bells (4)

Chiming Bells

09:20 抵達Forest Lakes Trail South Boulder Creek TrailCrater Lakes Trail的岔路,座標N39.89341° W105.66047°,海拔約9,455/2,882公尺,距登山口1.25 /2公里;

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Forest Lakes Hike (3)

Forest Lakes Hike (2)

Forest Lakes Trail 、South Boulder Creek Trail junction

 

取右上往Forest Lakes Trail,步道寬敞筆直,兩旁是杉木林。

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Forest Lakes Hike 

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Forest Lakes Hike

Mountain Harebell (3)

Mountain Harebell

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Forest Lakes Hike 

Arnica (9)

Arnica

09:52 來到 Arapaho Creek,有一木橋橫跨而過,座標N39.90116° W105.65662°,海拔約9,793/2,985公尺,距登山口1.93 /3.1公里;

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Arapaho Creek crossing by log bridge

 

過了木橋後步道沿著Arapaho Creek右岸陡升,一路在杉林中穿行。

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Forest Lakes Hike 

10:17 左側不明顯岔路通往Arapaho Lakes,座標N39.90738° W105.66109°,海拔約10,118/3,084公尺,距登山口2.55/4.1公里;

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Arapaho Lakes Trail junction

 

10年前登Arapaho Lakes時就有國家森林管理員宣稱Arapaho Lakes Trail不再繼續維護,也不再推薦給登山客,不知目前路況如何,沿Forest Lakes Trail續行。

Paintbrush floweers (3)

Paintbrush floweers 

10:49 抵達Lower Forest Lake東南岸捷徑岔路,座標N39.91680° W105.66658°,海拔10,643/3,244公尺,距登山口3.36/5.4公里:

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Forest Lakes Hike 

 

先取右捷徑抵達Lower Forest Lake東南角岸邊賞湖景拍照。

Lower Forest Lake (1)

Lower Forest Lake (2)

Lower Forest Lake 

Taken from Lower Forest Lake (1)

Taken from Lower Forest Lake (7)

Taken from Lower Forest Lake 

拍完照後回到Forest Lakes Trail續行。

Elephant Head (5)

Elephant Head 

Forest Lakes Hike (7)

Forest Lakes Hike

10:57 通過橫跨在Lower Forest Lake 出水口的木橋,座標N39.91627° W105.66709°,海拔10,640/3,243公尺,距登山口3.48/5.6公里。

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A footbridge crossing over the outlet of Lower Forest Lake

 

10:59 抵達Lower Forest Lake 南岸西南角,座標N39.91692° W105.66766°,海拔10,650 /3,246公尺,距登山口約3.54/5.7公里,在此拍照。

Lower Forest Lake (3)

Lower Forest Lake 

Taken from Lower Forest Lake (10)

Taken from Lower Forest Lake 

11:03 離開Lower Forest Lake南岸後沿著小徑往西岸,然後沿湖岸穿過松林北行;出松林後經過Lower Forest Lake進水口旁沼澤地的木板橋;

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Forest Lake Trail, Colorado

Forest Lakes Hike (4)

Forest Lakes Hike

 

然後左切沿著小溪流瀑上山前往Upper Forest Lake,此處座標N39.91803° W105.66870°,海拔10,663/3,250公尺,距登山口約3.73/6公里;小徑左側小溪形成一處小小的流瀑。

Cascades along the trail (1)

Cascades along the trail (2)

Cascades along the trail

Lower Forest LakeUpper Forest Lake大約有0.5哩的路程,爬升約200/61公尺,沿著小溪行數十公尺後脫離小溪右往高處爬升,不久經過一處岩石坡後上到步道的高處。

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Rocky area

11:31 抵達Forest Lakes上方高點岔路,座標N39.92212° W105.67166°,海拔10,856/3,309公尺,距登山口約4.23/6.8公里;

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Rollins Pass RoadUpper Forest Lake junction

 

右岔往Rollins Pass Road,取左岔下切往Upper Forest Lake

11:33 抵達Upper Forest Lake東北角,座標N39.92189° W105.67215°,海拔10,843/3,305公尺,距登山口約4.29/6.9公里;

Upper Forest Lake (1)

Upper Forest Lake (4)

Upper Forest Lake (6)

Upper Forest Lake (8)

Upper Forest Lake 

 

山友們在此休息午餐,我因下午預約打疫苗,拍完照後和女兒、孫子先行下山!

Upper Forest Lake (17)

Upper Forest Lake (20)

Taken from Upper Forest Lake (1)

Upper Forest Lake 

13:57 返抵登山口開車返家。

 

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