Trunk and Reflection

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4 thoughts on “Trunk and Reflection

  1. Dondo,

    Was looking for information on an area and thought you would be a good person to ask. Just to the Northwest of Silverthorne, on the East side of the Williams Fork range, there are a couple of very long valleys that look quite remote. Looks like a person could spend several days wandering around the area. The only identified trail i can find on my maps is the South Fork trail (FS #21). The area is bordered by the Continental Divide Trail on the East, and St Louis Peak to the east. Looks like parking/trailhead near a place called Sugarloaf campground. Are you familiar with this area? If so, can you provide any input on suggested routes through? Thank you.

    • Hi Toby,

      Sorry for the delay in answering. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I haven’t visited my blog in a while. The area you mention is one that I’ve looked at on the map and wondered about but as yet have not visited. If you get there before I do, please post back here and give us your impressions.

  2. I did find some information online. It appears that trail #21 makes a loop up the South Fork Williams Fork, over a pass, down the Bobtail drainage, where it ties back in with the Williams Fork heading West. Am going to test it in July and will let you know.

    • Thanks, Toby. It just occurred to me that Mark Pearson and John Fiedler mention this hike in their book, “The Complete Guide to Colorado’s Wilderness Areas” in the chapter on the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness. They refer to the 23-mile loop as “one of the premier riparian hikes in the state”, so it should be a good one.

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