(on my hike on Horsetooth trail)
Yesterday we got out climbing & decided to try & cross the Poudre River to The Palace. We were on a frantic hunt for hip waders before heading out to The Palace because we weren't sure of how deep the river was at this time and how difficult it would be to cross by hopping across the rocks. In the end, we only found a pair for I.S. since they had to special-order my size in but when we got to the river, we managed to find a rocky & icy section that we could walk across. The water isn't very deep, but it is ice cold so we weren't prepared to just roll up our pants and walk through with bare feet, in case you're wondering.
Climbing at The Palace is limited to between February & April since the river can be intense in late spring/summer. Thus, we've been patiently awaiting this time of the year to come around ever since we climbed on Crystal Wall last summer/fall, which is across The Palace (& the river!).
(Crystal Wall, as seen from The Palace)