We got to the Blue Lakes/Monte Cristo Gulch trailhead and suited up in our raingear due to a light drizzle, then canned that idea when we heard thunder. We drove down to the bottom of the Blue Lakes, and the sky started clearing so we hiked up the south side of Blue Lake to the dam, then continued up the Monte Cristo Gulch trail as planned. After we reached the end of the trail, we heard thunder rolling over the mountain ridges so we high-tailed it down. Just above tree line we got caught in a huge hailstorm, so we took cover under some scraggly bushes to wait out the storm. Not even 10 minutes later, back to sunshine and blue skies!
A Storm Rollng In
Outrun the Storm
We heard thunder rolling over the ridge, so we booked down the path out of Monte Cristo Gulch as fast as we could. 15 seconds after this photo we got caught in a huge hailstorm and ducked under some bushes to get out of the pelting hail.
After the Storm Passes
Series of 5 Videos With Hilarious Commentary
Not exactly professional, but funny. “The dickens!”