The problem with RMNP is that there's almost too many trails to choose from. The good thing is that in several places you can link smaller trails together and make a good day or half day hike. Starting out at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead we passed several fantastic waterfalls before making our way along the edge and then up the side of a steep valley. Once on the flat at the top you reach The Loch, which suddenly appears from round a corner and is possibly one of the best sights of my trip. After taking way too many photos here we carried on towards Lake of Glass, the scenery getting more and more alpine all the time. Before reaching the Lake there's a waterfall that you must climb up the side of and this was the painful part for me - even though I was wearing decent hiking boots, the rocks are very greasy and wet, I was paying more attention to the view than my footing, slipped and fell a few feet before I managed to stop myself going all the way down. I was lucky, my camera wasn't so lucky. Anyway, once at the top where you can see the Lake of Glass, it's totally worth it - then it's just a little further to reach the end of the trail at Sky Pond. There's no words to describe the view, it's simply breathtaking.
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