Frozen Foot Creek


“Frozen Foot” isn’t the official creek name, but rather what my wife and I had after traversing the it barefooted while backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. This is the Lower Ice Lake Basin and one of the best backpacking trips that we’ve ever done. On our hike in the previous day, a violent storm rolled in. The lighting and hail almost caused us to turn back. We took shelter in some trees and after a few minutes the storm quickly passed by. Pushing on, we were elated to see blue skies the following morning and spent the better part of the day exploring this beautiful basin before packing out.

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