the above picture was a parting photo from todays walk. found out that my friend maureens scheduled walk fell through. so i asked if she wanted to walk with me. we walked out to eagle lake. probably a good 12 miles round trip. before that i had walked rio and blossom a few miles so that i could settle rio in and leave her here. i knew 12 miles would be too much for her. the picture above shows another off shoot trail from the one we did today. it's called the hanging valley trail. looks cool. supposed to be a small lake in the back of that one.
some young men cruised past us in the boulder field en route to a fishing hole. obviously a place they frequent as they just booked it. we didn't get all the way out to the symphony lakes, that would be better as an overnight. though, i really don't think i'd want to do all that bouldering with a bigger backpack. there were boulders for as far as we could see and each time we reached the top of the boulder field, there was more.
it's also a beautiful lake...again with the colours of the glacier silt. that silt will totally gum up your filter if you want to filter water. just be careful what kind of water filter you take up there if you do backpack.