Grand Lake Brewing. Definitely not the best beers I've ever had, but the bartender was pleasant enough to talk to.
After my stop at Grand Lake, I still had some time to kill, and so I made my way over to the town square. It seemed to be populated mostly by homeless folks. Some of them even had suitcases and so I fit right in. I called Steve and he agreed to meet me at another brewery in town, New Image Brewing. We had some excellent beers there and got some food to go to take to Steve's house where we settled in for a relaxing night.
This morning we woke up and got a fairly early start for our trip into the mountains. We made our way out of the clouds and into the beautiful blue skies as we ascended. We drove through Idaho Springs and then up to the town of St. Mary, eventually finding the parking area for the trailhead. The trail itself wasn't really much of a trail.
We enjoyed the scenery on our walk.
After returning to the car we drove back into Idaho Springs for lunch at Westbound and Down Brewery. The feed and beer were excellent! We ended our day's adventure with a drive along the Peak to Peak Highway to Boulder where I got some souvenirs for the family back home.