It's been a few days since our hike - too much to see and do here. We flew our son, Chase, up for 3 days so this was the hike of choice. None of us have been to Blue Lake but we've heard plenty of folks talking about how beautiful it is. We haven't hiked much in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer because we have Toby, our dog, with us. Roosevelt National Forest allows dogs on all of their trails while RMNP does not. This hike was a bit strenuous for our dog but he was a trooper. There wasn't a dull moment and wonderful photo ops along the way. Once you drive through the entrance to the forest, you'll drive by Brainard Lake and recreation area. You'll eventually come to a fork in the road where Isabelle Lake trailhead is to the left and then Michell Lake and Blue Lake trailhead is to the right. Here's a few pics from the hike up to Blue Lake. Then I'll tell you about this sweet woman who was so endearing.