We hiked at Maroon Bells yesterday. Everywhere you looked was picturesque. The morning was crisp, but we wanted to hike up to crater lake. There was snow on the mountains, so we knew we might encounter some snow on our hike. We started up the trail when a family on their way down told us there were moose on the trail. A little ways later, as the trail was starting to get steep, we encountered a family of moose! We climbed up to a high spot off the trail to let them go back down the trail. We climbed back down to the trail and continued on to our destination, Crater Lake. The hike was moderate, but there was a lot of ice, snow, and mud which made it harder. The whole experience was amazing. Pictures can't do the area justice, and I'm sure you've seen the pictures! We have decided to go back another year when the Aspen are at their peak of fall colors.