Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

Linda at the trailhead

Starting up the trail

 

Our campsite from across the river

Interesting trail material. Hard to walk down on.

Taylor River & CR742 in the distance

Rafters hung up on a rock

 

Hiking thru pine forest

 

Evidence of the prescribed burn from this summer

The pines are getting sparser

A sign of color change

Charging down on us

Heading into the aspen grove

 

Looking towards Taylor Reservoir

Our turnaround point

 

Heading back down into the aspens

One Mile Campground

Sharing the trail

There is the truck at Northbank C.G. We're almost there!


Labor Day Weekend, my daughter-in-law, Linda and I took a hike on the Doctor Park Trail located across the river from One Mile at Northbank Campground. This trail is used by many hikers, mountain bikers, horses, and even the bighorn sheep for their summer migration.

We started out at 3pm and had two hours to hike, leaving the kids with Dad and Grandad and needing to get back to get dinner started. The first 3/4 mile is straight up, with steep switch backs on the face of the mountain. We could see our campsite from the switch backs and called the guys on my cellphone so we could wave at them. It was rather warm, but once we got up to the top of the ridge we were shaded. We walked through the pine forest and soon found ourselves walking through a grove of aspen trees. Linda and I figured we walked about 3+ miles in. Our turn around spot was a lookout at the top of a rock ridge/cliff. We could see a long ways up the canyon, so many shades of green.

This trail provided a good workout for us. The only draw back was having to look over our shoulders and jumping out of the way of the mountain bikers. It certainly takes away from a nice stroll in the woods.



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