Hours of hiking up to this lake was tiring to say the least, it was also an ugly trail which didnt help. The trail was made up of nothing but ash and burnt trees with charcoal staining our clothes and gear. Breathing in all the ash irritated our sinuses and even hours after hiking through, you can still pretty much taste the smoke. Even though the trail was beat up to hell from the wildfire from the year before, we soon arrived to this lake, an oasis surrounded by dead forest. However, life moves on past the bad and the ugly and it will always find a way to recover back to the beauty and growth.