みずがすんでいてそうかいでした。- The water was clear and refreshing. taking a break from my trip reports, I am back again with another day out of my August vacation to the nearby national parks.
This was the day of the longest hike of the trip. A tour of two picturesque lakes amid the evergreens and wildflowers. Some 9.5 km of hiking with moderate elevation gain. What made it harder was the midday heat, as usual we did not get to the trail head until about 11am. Both lakes were wonderful and we soaked our feet in the first one, while taking a lunch break looking at the snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls. It's a spectacular area and a hike I have been wanting to do for a long time. I am glad my sometimes fickle daughter was up for it.
Once again, there were large crowds in the first part of it, but most everyone went only to nearest lake and took the shortest route, so we were able to get away from the throngs eventually.
I have not had time to organize my gallery and catch up with the new photos, so for now here is just a small selection of shots.
Until next time...
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