We made a trip up to a favorite remote spot for the weekend, to Pierre Lakes high above Snowmass Creek. Many people who have climbed Capitol Peak have peered down to the rocky basin with the alpine lakes and promised themselves they would camp there someday, but the reality is that few actually do.
There are several reasons for that, but generally speaking, it’s just really hard to access. For all but the heartiest backpackers it’s just too steep, challenging, and long. And those who love Pierre Lakes are just fine to keep it that way.
That said, I’ll spare the details of getting there and share some photos: