Mohawk Lake in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today I set off with Wally to hike 7 miles round trip to Upper and Lower Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge, Colorado. The morning started beautifully, I just love how the sun catches the mist and gives such depth to nature.

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There is something that I love about how the sun catches the mist enveloping the little tree in the center.

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We caught a few reminders of how dangerous nature could be, but thankfully had a very uneventful trip.

Cabin turned emergency shelter

Cabin turned emergency shelter

Hail left from another storm

Hail left from another storm

Wally was a super mountain dog and did a great job of keeping pace and being a cute little trail ambassador.

Wally the mountain dog. I'm not kidding when I say that three people thought he was a bear. These three people were clearly not from around bear country.

Wally the mountain dog. I’m not kidding when I say that three people thought he was a bear. These three people were clearly not from around bear country.

And of course, like most adventures in Colorado, the views couldn’t be beat.

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There were supposed to be two Mohawk Lakes, but I could only find one, even with quite a bit of exploration. Wally and I are a pretty good pair at finding trails and this was definitely a trip where you want to bring a map or a guide. If you’re near Breck and want to explore, this is a great day hike with beautiful views.

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