We will meet at the McDonalds at the El Rancho Exit off I-70 (exit 252) at 8:00 and depart at 8:30 AM. We will start on CB channel 4, and once we are on the trail we may switch to channel 5 if there is too much chatter not associated with our group. I don't have ham except on my sandwiches.
I recommend long pants and non-open shoes for the hike at the lake. There will be mosquitoes, and the way this summer has gone, the grasses and shrubs will be wet, and it may rain while we are up there. The lake is right about at timberline. The rain can be cold, and winds can whip up, so be sure to bring appropriate attire.
The trail itself is easy to moderate. Most any Toyota 4x4 can do it, and the obstacles have bypasses. Make sure to bring your camera, sunscreen and perma-grin.