Wow! What a spot. And Super Mom was indeed super, making it up the most strenuous hike yet, since before pregnancy!
It helped that Stella, our friends' 5 year old daughter, kept going in spite of complaints...
This one was a thigh-burner for the first 3/4 of a mile, climbing a thousand feet straight from the car. We stopped for lunch in some boulders at the top of the steepest part, and thankfully it flattened out a bit after that.
But the last 1/2 mile was covered in snow, just 2 days from August. Crazy.
Minotaur Lake is nestled underneath the peak of Labyrinth Mountain, and you could see how the peak got its name, from windy ridges, false summits, and a stunning drop to Theseus lake. On our visit, Minotaur Lake at 5500 feet was still 3/4 iced over. Theseus, 500 feet below, was ice free and picturesque.
We will be back...