- May 8, 2019
With the airfare being extremely low I just pulled the trigger on tickets for my daughter and I. I was looking to start a later I August but my daughter has to be back by the 14th. I know this is a little risky but I will not travel and eat the airfare if there is a risk to traveling. So with that said, we will be flying into Denver and will take a rental car to Elkhart Trail head. First question- Will an compact car make it to the trail head or is it too rough? We plan on heading to Cook Lakes then off trail north to the back side of Wall lake and hitting the pass and down the drainage to Island Lake. From there we will head to Titcomb basin to Knapsack Col and down the Green River basin to Peak Lake. Second question- How rough is the navigation through the rockslide on the north side of the lake? Third question- Will we need our axes for the passes in early August? We will then head South and back out. We will have 8 days to get this done. Last question-Do you think this is doable for a 50 year old man and his 20 year old daughter in halfway decent shape( not over weight and exercise a few times a week).