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Sunshine Meadows
Sunshine Meadows occupy a 14 KM arc along the Continental Divide, at an average elevation of 2225 M.  You can access the meadows by foot (6.5 KM) or by bus (charge fee).  This easy hike is only a 5 KM loop (after the first 6.5 KM).

I did this hike in summer 1999.  It was a fabulous day, no clouds when I left home; some fluffy ones when I first started hiking. At the farthest point of the trail a storm closed-in (see picture below). No place to get cover so I had to walk back to the station in heavy hail and lightning.  I never ran so fast in my life, but I'm still alive and now I will never forget this hike.