a nice turn out and what a nice day... except for the wind. After
meeting at the gas station in Golden promptly at 9:00 (that was
a first) we headed off towards Rollinsville and the trail head.
Nate lead the way followed by Mark Welle, Mark Sr., myself, Jerry
Lee, Dan and Ray.
half way up Rollins Pass, Nate lead us down a VERY narrow trail
thinking that it was the start of Jenny Creek. It wasn't. After
hitting a dead end, and turning around in very tight trees, Ray
got us heading in the right direction.
Creek starts off with a very easy climb to the first and only obstacle
on the trail "the bridge". This area has a broken bridge
with a sharp left-hand climb out of the creek bed. There are "technically"
two ways to cross the creek, the left which takes you around the
bridge, or over the bridge. Nate however picked the another way...
down the right and across.
climbing out of the creek area, the trail meanders through the trees,
follows the creek and finally climbs up to Yankee Doodle Lake. We
stopped for lunch in a nice open area just before the lake.
all it was a fun little trip, even though Nate got bored. I thought
it was very easy, but a good trail for a beginner to get their feet
wet on "difficult rated" trail.