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“The Master Gardener at work”
Review of Linkins Lake Trail

Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a lovely easy trail up to a clear lake containing rainbow trout. Quite high up and close to and in sight of Independence Pass and the continental divide. The views are lovely, almost pastoral , as you are above the tree line. The best part of this hike, however , are the flowers. Everywhere one sees paintbrush, monkshood, columbine, bistort, queens crown, and marsh marigolds. The Master Gardener above has such a fine touch! I felt peaceful and blessed in this "thin place".

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Starts at 11,506 ft elevation and goes to 12,008 ft at the lake. The wildflowers are gorgeous in July.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a short hike to an alpine lake. There are few hikers so one can find solitude on this trail.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is a great little trail to acclimate to the high altitude before attempting one of the longer hikes (Lost Man Loop). It will take about 30 minutes of steady climbing before you come upon a beautiful alpine lake, have some lunch watching the sun reflect on the shimmering water, and head back down.

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Short, steep trail to small mountain lake near Independence Pass, views all around

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