Original intent was to make this an out back but we made it into a loop instead using trails 271 to the junction with 251, then 254 (Windsor Trail), and finally 261 back down to Cowells. Trail 261 follows Windsor Creek and is unmaintained with quite a few downed logs. Still a lot of fun though and I’d put it on any route I use back into this area. We stopped for lunch at what we thought was Stewart Lake and did not find the actual until we started back. Nevertheless a very nice spot. We were Joan, Diane, Tom and myself. Accurate statistics were 11.69 miles, 2300 feet, and hike time was 6 hours and 43 minutes including a long break at the lake.
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