Burned out snags, killed in the Big Fish fire in 2002, stand as silent sentinels over the west end of Trappers Lake, located about 50 miles east of Meeker. The area is popular with those who like to stay at Trappers Lake Lodge and its cabins as well as the many campgrounds that dot the area nearby.
Participants of the Historic Schools Upper White River tour group take a break at Trappers Lake after visiting the original Buford School last week.
RBC I Trappers Lake, Colo., is significant because it was one of the birthplaces of the wilderness idea. Some even call it the “cradle of the wilderness” for this reason.