Re: 500 Miles of AT or A Few Weeks Tackling 14'rs
If you're around Capital Peak, my bet is all of those lakes are tough fishing, if there's anything in them at 12k' +. Haven't been there. Have been in between Crested Butte & Crystal a lot, but getting there from where you are needs an ATV or Motorcycle or locked/high clearance 4wd. There's more country than you can cover between Lake City and Ridgeway than you can cover in your life, that just turns into a Google Map exercise.
Any other peaks you're looking at to give an idea of other areas?
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