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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Creedmore Lakes 6/27-28/08

With all of our family vacationing this weekend, we thought we'd take off and join them- at least in theory. Destination: Creedmore Lakes. We took off mid-afternoon on Friday and got home mid-afternoon Saturday. It was a great little getaway. If you have kids, this one is a good one for them too. It's away from the crowds of Poudre Canyon, and we think it is prettier too. We parked at N. 40.51.312 W. 105.35.512 and camped at N 40.51.927 W. 105.34.907.

The hike was enjoyable, and not very long at all... although it was long enough to get away from people. It was only about a 1.5 mile hike in. After setting up camp we made some tortillas for quesadillas, which were great! Note: Bringing in some cheese, a jalapeno, tortillas, and dried refried beans work great for backpacking. Lightweight and delicious! We actually made our own tortillas, cause they taste better, and tortillas are SUPER expensive in Colorado, not sure why, they just are.

After dinner we took a walk down to the North Fork of the Poudre River (to pump water) and it was really pretty! On the way we found a really cool rockpile where the base rock had split into 4 pieces, with a humongous boulder sitting on top of the two largest ones- making somewhat of an arch. The cracks below were 2-3 feet wide and were pretty cool to climb around it.

This camping trip was probably the prettiest one we have been on yet here in Colorado... plus the wildflowers here are beautiful.

Creedmore Lake #1

Near our destination.

Ash making tortillas for dinner.

Climbing around in some rocks.

North Fork of the Poudre River.

Evening by our campsite.

The way cool rocks at the 3rd lake.


Nearest City: Red Feather Lakes, CO
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1 comment:

  1. The lake's brown and there's no mountains, but looks like fun :)