well rainy, cool weather be damned! we just dont care. we'll pull out the yellow slickers and boots and have fun anyway.the 60 degree day is making me a bit wistful for the heat of the poudre canyon about now. but, this hike today was magnificent!! and helped me to feel a bit less sorry for myself.gold cord lake, which i have posted about previously was the destination. independence gold mine and state park is just up the road from here, and offers some amazing hikes with very easy access. j-man likes this hike because he can hike it up and down without too much trouble. hope ya'll are having a great july 4th. be safe out there.