I'm making my way over to telluride this weekend (4/22-24) and was hoping to do the Blue Lakes Trail while I'm in the area. I've never done this trail, so I'm hoping to gain some insight on the its hiking conditions during this time of year. I'm wondering if I will need snow shoes or if it will be walkable snow? Walkable meaning I wont be knees up in snow.
Also, I wanted to know if it is possible to fly fish in that area? I know it is allowed, but am unsure if the water is still frozen over or not.
My last question to y'all is to see if its still quite crowded during this time of year? I've wanted to do this hike for such a long time, but have always been scared away by the crowdedness.
I look forward to hearing y'all's insight.