Just below Berthoud Pass is a pull-out from US-40, and there are trailheads for Second Creek. The closer you get to tree-line, you can hear the rock-marmots chirping, telling each other there are people there. On the top of the ridge, there was still plenty of snow hanging on in July. There were plenty of wildflowers everywhere: Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, etc. On my way back down, I ran across the Peter Rabbit snow hut.
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