Mileage: 15 miles (95%)
Start/End: Kingsbury/Spooner Summit
Highlights: The best sunset yet: a bench at the foot of Genoa Peak
I wish that I’d have skipped those extra miles! The elevation change isn’t bad, but it’s still a LONG walk from Kingsbury to Spooner. The insoles were a bust, by the way. Although they felt great on the bottom of my feet they caused massive blisters on both heels.There is no water at the Spooner Summit trailhead, it is 3/4 below at Spooner Lake, a tap at the cabin I’ve been told. There is a working electrical outlet though, so I bummed some water and spent the night in beautiful, flat comfort: I slept on a picnic bench. The appeal was more than just the bench and the electricity though. Fall colors are starting to show and the summit is gilded in golden aspens.