Due to small delays in construction, we were unable to move the furniture into one of our projects during the week. My boss was going to be out of town, so I said I could run up on a Saturday and get everything in place, it was only going to take a couple hours or so. But I also drug K with me with the promise of watching cute boys work while she read, the chance to try out some very expensive furniture before anyone else, amazing views and hiking afterwards. I’m not sure the boys came through, but the rest did and the hike to Beehive Basin was gorgeous.
We thought it was a more difficult hike than it actually is, at 5 to 6 miles round trip the elevation gain is only approximately 750 feet. When we arrived at the trail head, the parking lot was full and we were a bit apprehensive about doing it with so many people on the trail. In the end, it wasn’t difficult to pass the slow ones and a lot of people were coming down instead of heading up.
You ascend on some switch backs for a bit at the start and then the trail mostly levels out, gaining elevation slowly.
The end is at the lake at the top in a meadow where you are surrounded by the jagged mountains. You can climb some of these peaks, and it would be cool to figure out which ones you can climb or to see what other trails you can connect into around there. We just hung out by the lake and climbed up a hill/rock at the end of it.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsDespite all the cars at the base, we had several moments when we were the only people visible at the lake. The views were amazing. I don’t know if I will ever tire of being on top of a mountain and being able to see for miles and miles and not able to see another human.