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Lake Isabelle via Long Lake Hike (2021.08.04)

Lake Isabelle (5)

Lake Isabelle 

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攀登湖泊:

   Long Lake:海拔10,522(3,207公尺)

   Lake Isabelle :海拔10,868(3,313公尺)

登山里程:全程往返5.16/8.3公里

總爬升高度814/248公尺

登山時間3小時57

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行車資訊:

CO 72號公路(Peak To Peak)北行,經過小鎮Ward後路右就可看到一面大指示牌指向西邊標明“Brainard Lake”,座標N40.07594° W105.50296°;順著指示牌左轉沿Brainard Lake Road行約2.6/4.2公里抵達收費站,驗明預約許可證後進入Recreation Area續行(我們今天申請的是Long Lake Trailhead),再行約2.8/4.5公里抵達Mitchell Lake TrailLong Lake Trail岔路,取左岔往Long Lake Trailhead再行600公尺抵達Long Lake Trailhead停車場,座標N40.07809° W105.58445°,海拔10,479/3,194公尺。

步程簡述:

08:10 Long Lake Trailhead出發,座標N40.07786° W105.58465°,海拔10,479/3,194公尺;

Long Lake Trailhead (3)

Long Lake Trailhead (2)

Long Lake Trailhead (1)

Long Lake Trailhead 

 

沿著 Pawnee Pass Trail 西行。

08:17 Jean Lunning Trail junction 岔路,座標N40.07587° W105.58700°,海拔10,515/3,205公尺,距登山口0.2/0.33公里;

Long Lake (3)

Long Lake

 

左岔是Jean Lunning Trail,右岔Pawnee Pass Trail通往Lake Isabelle,我們先取左到Long Lake出水口拍完照後再回到岔路沿Pawnee Pass TrailLake Isabelle西南行。

Long Lake Outlet (1)

Long Lake Outlet 

 

一路在松林林蔭下沿Long Lake的湖岸西南行;

Long Lake (4)

Long Lake 

 

沿途幾處沼澤草原野花盛開,尤其是Elephant Head正是花期,花雖小巧但造型可愛,像極了小象頭,尤其象鼻、耳朵真是長得維妙維肖。

Elephant Head flower

Elephant Head flower

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (3)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (6)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (5)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (1)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (2)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail 

09:04 Jean Lunning Trail Isabelle Glacier TrailPawnee Pass Trail岔路,座標N40.07042° W105.60136°,海拔10,646/3,245公尺,距登山口1.3/2.1公里;

Pawnee Pass Trail & Jean Lunning Trail junction

Pawnee Pass Trail & Jean Lunning Trail junction

 

左岔Jean Lunning Trail可沿Long Lake的湖岸回到Long Lake的東端出水口,取右岔沿Pawnee Pass TrailLake Isabelle朝西續行。

Lake Isabelle Trail (1)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail (4)

Wildflowers blooming in a meadow along Lake Isabelle Trail 

自此步道離開Long Lake續往西沿Pawnee Pass Trail微幅上坡,經過兩三處草原區後步道開始上坡,坡度有點陡。

Lake Isabelle Trail (2)

Lake Isabelle Trail (3)

Lake Isabelle Trail (4)

Lake Isabelle Trail 

09:30 步道開始轉向東北迂迴盤升,座標N40.06951° W105.61198°,海拔10,604/3,232公尺;左側有一岔路,左入岔路隨即看到一條小溪澗,水量不小形成一條大流瀑,流瀑旁大片Chiming Bell盛開著,跨過小溪澗續往上爬。

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (1)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (2)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (4)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (5)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (6)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (7)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (8)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (9)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (10)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (11)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle 

10:13 上到步道最高點接回Pawnee Pass Trail取左往Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle Trail (5)

Lake Isabelle Trail (6)

Lake Isabelle Trail (7)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle (3)

Wildflowers blooming along the cascade below Lake Isabelle 

10:14 抵達Lake Isabelle Glacier Trail Pawnee Pass Trail的岔路,取左循Lake Isabelle Glacier Trail下行不久便抵達Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle (2)

Lake Isabelle

10:17 抵達Lake Isabelle堤岸,座標N40.06978° W105.61394°,海拔10, 883/3,317公尺,距登山口約2.36/3.8公里;

Lake Isabelle (3)

Lake Isabelle (4)

Lake Isabelle (12)

Lake Isabelle (1)

Lake Isabelle 

 

Lake Isabelle 是一座高山湖,海拔10, 868/3,313公尺,座落在Navajo Peak (13,409)Apache Peak (13,441) Shoshoni Peak (12,967) 三座高山下。

Lake IsabelleIndian Peaks Wilderness 四個高山湖旅遊區之一(其他三個是Long Lake Mitchell Lake Blue Lake),此湖是由20世紀初發現 Isabelle冰河(在湖的上方一哩處)Boulder City工程師Fred Fair以其妻子之名命名之,1935年他去世之後其骨灰即灑在他所發現的Isabelle冰河和Isabelle湖上。

我們在湖的東南邊出水口旁的岩石上拍照小休後下山。

Lake Isabelle (7)

Lake Isabelle (8)

Lake Isabelle (9)

Lake Isabelle (10)

Lake Isabelle (11)

Lake Isabelle 

Lake Isabelle outlet (1)

Lake Isabelle outlet (2)

Lake Isabelle outlet

10:30循原路下山。

11:10 回到Lake Isabelle TrailJean Lunning Trail岔路,我們決定走一趟Jean Lunning Trail,取右沿Jean Lunning Trail西南行,沿途走在濃密的杉林間;

Jean Lunning Trail (1)

Jean Lunning Trail (2)

Jean Lunning Trail

Long Lake (5)

Long Lake (6)

Long Lake (9)

Long Lake 

 

快接近Long Lake東端時兩側草原野花應已過期,前幾年由此湖時此處野花盛開。

Jean Lunning Trail (3)

Jean Lunning Trail

11:50 抵達Niwot Cutoff Trail岔路,座標N40.07469° W105.58641°,海拔10, 866/3,212公尺;

Jean Lunning Trail & Niwot Cutoff Trail junction

Jean Lunning Trail & Niwot Cutoff Trail junction

 

右岔通往Brainard Lake,取左回登山口,行不遠經過Long Lake出水口木橋後右轉回登山口。

Long Lake (10)

Long Lake (2)

Long Lake (1)

Long Lake 

12:07 返抵登山口,整裝後開車返家。

 

AlltrailsLake Isabelle via Long Lake(2021.08.04)


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