Ellis Trail, Zirkel Mountains, CO July 3, 2009 - geoffw

So, the week before I'd been on the Helena Trail out past Big Creek Lakes (just slightly better weather : ). So, decided to just skip going to that area and kept on driving towards another rather choice, no, skip that, uh, rather horrible place I know about. The Encampment River area up above Hog Park Reservoir/Park/Meadows/whatever in Wyoming. Really right on the Wyoming/Colorado border. Pretty neat trails in the lower meadows of the various drainages that come down out of the northern part of the Zirkel Wilderness area. Kinda a pretty drive to it from Pearl. Some pretty big meadows along the way. Think this is a view down Ryan Park.

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