Our 9-mile hike began with sunny skies and cool air. Many of the roads accessing national forest trails in these parts don’t open until July because there is still a lot of snow in the backcountry. We prefer it that way.
this is my home
99.9% of the trail was under snow… a lot of snow
barely thawed alpine lake
clouds building to the west
thunderheads catching up from the east
frozen pond on the hike out
the one who had the most fun