Diemer and Sellar Lakes
Instead of taking Frying Pan Road we had a plan to take the trail that followed the powerlines over to the town of Biglow. We hoped that it offered some fun and it did. After finishing Hagerman Pass (finally!) we turned onto the narrow and little-used trail to do the lakes trail backwards.
Though it would definitely be more fun to run it from the west to the east it was still a good time. It was a bit rocky and bumpy as we did the initial climb.
When we got to the big meadow we stopped to stretch our legs. Hoa was taking pictures when suddenly a man dressed all in camouflage appeared next to him. He came out of nowhere! He told us that the weather was pretty bad just a few minutes before we got there.
We soon kept going. We followed the powerlines and worked our way through tall and healthy trees. There were a few switchbacks but nothing was too challenging.
When we came to an area covered in river rocks we got out to take pictures. The lighting was just right and everyone's vehicles looked really good.
There were a few shallow creek crossings as we followed the trail. Then the trail suddenly ended at a wide and well-maintained dirt road. We definitely weren't expecting it. We followed the easy road for just a short distance and then our trail veered off of the dirt road again. We could see that the dirt road ended near there at some sort of station.
The trail after that section was pretty overgrown. There was almost always water running along the trail. We got out at one point just to enjoy how damp it was, like we were on the east coast somewhere. It was very lush and green and we were surrounded by trees. It was pretty cool.
We skipped the trip to Sellar Lake in order to save time, but we did the loop to Diemer Lake. We didn't stop at the lake, though. The water crossing at the lake wasn't deep so no one had an issue.
Once we passed the lake the trail was easy. It was a quick trip to the trailhead and we were soon out on Frying Pan Road. That was a good trail and we'll definitely do it again.