First up is a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Haiyaha (located in Chaos Canyon), that Will found out from going up with his climbing buddies early this past summer (they had to walk over/through a lot of snow). As it turned out, it's a great hike out of the Bear Lake parking area and leads to a lovely high mountain lake. With, as you will see, great views the entire time. We took off on a Monday morning, ate breakfast in Estes Park, and got on the trail around noon
The trail starts off at a gentle climb through the forest.