Back in September my adventure buddy, Lydia, and I headed up to the Snowies for a late summer season camping adventure. We didn’t quite bank on a foot of snow when we arrived to Brooklyn Lake, but we found a spot fairly sheltered from the wind and set up camp, ready to take on our wintry adventure.
The next day we set out on a hike, packing lots of snacks (and even a can of soup to share), figuring we would wing it based on how we felt. I knew we could make a loop of Browns Peak using Lost Lake, Gap Lakes, and Sheep Lake trails, but I felt like it was eight miles. We finally hit a small spot of LTE phone service, and I was able to find out it was eleven miles. We shrugged, and decided to carry on since it was a beautiful, warm day with clear skies and we had plenty of snacks. This would be one of my longest hikes ever, hey… YOLO hahah. So began our Browns Peak circumnavigation!
Altogether, our hike took a little less than six hours total, including all the snack, meal, and photo breaks. The weather remained sunny and warm, which led to sloppy trail conditions, but a pleasant day. This hike is great because the terrain is variable, and the views are pretty magnificent, too.
Hi world, I’m Heidi! Adventurer, road trip fanatic, photography geek, Iceland obsessed, Wyoming native, outdoor lover. I travel a lot personally and for work, and love capturing the awesome and awkward moments along the way.
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