When the first snow of the season touches the trails , I always say winter is my favorite season and I wish it would last all year long . But then winter goes and summer comes ... And I get to hike to places like this , in clothes like this , with temperatures like this , with lakes warm enough to play fetch and refreshing enough to take a dip . And then I say summer is my favorite season because I could spend all year long having adventures just like this one . I spent the whole hike smiling , soaking in the beams of sun , as I watched Cooper chase the butterflies and swim after sticks . It felt so good to be able to sit down lakeside (I forgot how good that felt since winter hiking is a constant struggle to sit) and gaze upon all the beauty that surrounded me . Days like this are how I could spend all of my days and I'm so excited for the many many more summer adventures to come !