this will be an all day hike that will start early at the Hesse trail head, west of Nederland. we will go north to connect with the Arapahoe Glacier trail and make our way down to rainbow lakes. depending on the group size, having transportation at rainbow lakes to get us back to the Hesse trail head will be a changing variable.
bring food and water, there are rivers along the way so a smaller bottle and a water filter will be sufficient. i will bring an item of food for lunch but pack all the food you would want for the day. rain gear and basic hiking gear like, first aid, sun protection, and footwear will be left to the individual.