Hi everyone! Looking for some advice on a 3-4 night backpacking trip the last week of August. I have looked at 4 Pass Loop - Maroon Bells, and also the Needleton loop in the Weminuche wilderness. I am worried about the crowds in Maroon Bells, and worried about the monsoon season in Weminuche. How bad are the crowds at Maroon Bells - will we have trouble finding a camping spot? I am also worried about being miserable in trying to avoid thunderstorms in Weminuche. Anyone with advice on this? Any advice on any other trips we should consider away from the crowds and with lower risk of daily thunderstorms? It is a group of 4 - 50 year olds. We hiked the Sawtooths last year and Glacier the year before, so we do have some experience. We are not 100% set on Colorado either if anyone has any other suggestions for a great trip!