|Lower Alta Lake|
Emerald Lake of the Weminuche Wilderness is the 3rd largest natural lake in Colorado. It is over 250 feet deep, and is split into two lakes by a narrow isthmus. It is really scenic, and when the sun shone, the shores were green like its namesake. Far in the mist to the north skulked mount Oso, and despite Lisa being tired from the hike up and the storms booming around us, it beckoned us to go onwards. Instead, the weather demanded our attention, with nearly constant light rain and distant thunderstorms threatening worse. We dreaded spending dinner in the rain, so decided to backpack out after 1 night on the trail. It was a long, muddy slog, but we made it back home by midnight.
|Mount Oso in the Mists|
We've been recovering all day. Mostly watching the nearly grown puffins scamper about the Loafing Ledge.