It seems weird that we hadn't done Pomeroy Lakes before. We had done a lot of the trails in the area, and some more than once. But this one trail keeps slipping off of the radar.
We did the first bit of Hancock Pass, and then we were on Pomeroy Lakes. The start of the trail was already fun, with a great climb. It wasn't long before started coming across lots of people on the way down, though.
There were groups of vehicles of all different sizes, and every other group was pretty grouchy. Yes, there was a lot of traffic and we were a big group, but it happens. The trail was always wide enough for passing, though, so it was never a big deal.
We went up to the Mary Murphy Mine, up a narrow and fairly steep spur to the top. It wasn't in very good shape as far as Colorado mines go, but it was very scenic from up there. It was also cool to know that the Iron Chest Mine was just over the steep hill behind us. No one was up for the hike, though.
We decided to keep going and have lunch at the lakes. We headed down and kept going up the mountain valley. It got rougher and rougher as we climbed, and some of the final climbs were a blast. The trail had more to offer than we originally thought.
When we got to the lake, some other people were camping there. We had lunch near the lake, and while we were there it rained a little bit. Lots of other people showed up, and soon we left.
The way down was fairly uneventful, and we were soon back on Hancock Pass. This trail would be a great one to combine with Grizzly Lake, and we'll probably do that run in the future. This is a fun trail!