Hiking Frisco Peaks Trail
I ended up hiking for about three or four miles today through National Forest finishing up in Frisco near the hospital. The perfect day for hiking. I changed out of my cold gear and trekked up the side of the mountain in sweat pants, minimalist shoes and a techwick t-shirt. The breeze felt nice and I remained fairly warm for most of the hike until I stepped on snow and into soggy puddles of mud and goo beneath the white frosted brush. For part of the trail I connected on roadways that looped around past Summit High School, but for the most part I just followed the noise of vehicles echoing from the highway and knew I would eventually end up in Frisco if I continued hiking in that direction. I hiked through the forest, branches fallen over every few feet rotting on the ground, perched in between the dead trees that stuck out of the ground before me. I followed the barbed wire fence that ran parallel to the road until reaching the Frisco Bike Rec Path. I ended up hiking that for about a half mile until reaching Frisco where I took the bus back to Summit High School and wandered home.
While hiking, I saw two buck, bear tracks and a variety of elk tracks along the way pressed deep into the muddy trail. I let my landlords know of my find so they can possibly scope out the places I hiked for potential hunting spots. I took a bunch of pictures with my GoPRO…some great views of the forest and Dillon Lake are below. Enjoy!