Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Today, a friend and I drove to Rocky Mountain National Park and went snowshoeing around Emerald Lake. It was about 12°F when we hit the trail, but it quickly warmed to the upper 20s and it ended up being a great day for snowshoeing. We passed two small lakes on our way, which were frozen solid and snow covered. The wind started to pick up when we neared Emerald Lake and it became pretty fierce as we made our way to the other side. Check out the video.

We headed back down the trail and stopped for lunch once we were out of the wind.  I had one of my trail favorites: smoked salmon and cream cheese wraps.  Not a long trek, but it was a good half day of snowshoeing.