I've been hiking as much as my schedule affords me this summer. I love getting out into the backcountry. Here are 20 pics from yesterday's hike. It started as a 12.8 mile, 2,500 vertical-foot hike to Gore Lake just to the east of Vail. We didn't make it all the way to the lake, but we will next time; we started a bit late to get all the way there. Oh well.