We were on the trail by 7, taking good advantage of the flush toilets before leaving. Some showers this morning, but seems like the storm that moved thru last night is gone. We are taking a recommended alternative trail that has more water options. We make our way up to Windy Pass and then walk thru a very well developed horse camp. There is a faucet here to obtain water. Lots of trails in all directions and not well marked. We conference often to determine which way we should go. Three women are camped here with their horses and big camping rigs. When asked about the trail they point us the right way. The sign to Nip and Tuck Lakes appear. We head down the side trail and find some great spots for camping. The lakes are low making it a bit challenging to fill our water containers. The skies are clearing and the temperature is dropping.
Mileage hiked 16 miles-Nip and Tuck Lakes