Johnathan ValdezExplorer

I'm a Colorado native that's passionate about photography, exploring nature, live music, and craft beer. On my free days you'll most likely find me on the trail and behind my camera. Life is short, get out there and explore! Follow my adventures here on The Outbound and on Instagram @capulinflicker.

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almost 6 years ago

Spring and early summer are the best times to catch Medano Creek when it's high, just be aware that this is the windy season in the San Luis Valley. Pack layers and eye wear to guard you from getting sandblasted.

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almost 6 years ago

The trail can be extremely muddy and boggy during the spring, with the last push up to the upper lake covered in ice and snow. The trail is usually pretty doable by Independence Day