So, on a Saturday, June 23 of this summer of 2007, I decided to head over to Hog Park. Hog Park is in the Medicine Bow National Forest close to the very northern end of the Zirkel Wilderness area. Actually, Hog Park is "just" north of the Colorado/Wyoming border. But the area I would be ending up in was just inside the Colorado border. It's an area that I had been in once before, along with Will, my youngest son, but had not yet had a chance to do any hiking.
This time of year is right at the beginning of when a person can hike up into the high country (timberline) without needing skis or snowshoes. So, I decided to "stay low" one more hike. This, as it turned out, was a great idea. In addition to seeing a new trail, I decided to travel to the area over the Forest Service road that is a continuation of the access road that leads to Big Creek Lake (my last trip). Have to say, very nice road. Went through a lot of forested areas, but it also passed by, and through, some rather large "parks".