Badass Mama's - Diamond Lake - Indian Peaks Wilderness, CO

Diamond Lake  — Via 4th of July Campground Trail head
Hikers: Chuck, Kristin, Liam, Kirsten, Magnolia  

Date: July 28, 2014
Hike Type: out and back
Mileage: 5.6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 2200'
Total time includes breaks: 3.5 hours 
Trail description: Extremely scenic for the entire hike, starts with a great view of Diamond Lake's huge cascading waterfall dropping approx. 250' down to middle boulder creek.  The wildflowers and dense forest continues until finally reaching the lake.  About midway before climbing back south towards Diamond Lake you will reach a very scenic waterfall (pics below).  The final climb to the lake is short and slightly steeper then the rest of the hike.

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 The hiking mamas! with kiddos in tow


This is not a photo editing effect.  All nature....the iris appears to be growing out of the daisy


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