Trip Report    

Day Hike - Maple Pass Loop

Larches in a winter wonderland

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Very little water along this trail if any. Snow conditions at high elevation required micro-spikes and warm clothing.

Layers and micro-spikes were a must at higher elevation. The top of the pass was very windy and cold, several days of snow accumulation. This is a very diverse trail and we caught the last of the Larches in their yellow regalia. It's a beautiful hike and although we expected drier conditions with some sunshine no one was discouraged by the snow which made for a surreal wonderland. Just perfect. Can't wait to do this hike again. It's one of those diverse trails that will be completely different in summer and fall.

Composite of Maple Pass loop trail