Yesterday and today I explored what became one of my favorite alpine lake destinations yet. Only accessible by foot, 9.8 miles from the nearest trailhead, with 2,700 feet of elevation gain. I busted my ass about as hard as I ever have. This place is remote AF. Yet I still was surprised to see zero evidence of any other humans present in the vicinity of these lakes in June. Just a family of Moose in the valley. The audio is a field recording of birds singing at dusk at the opposite side of the lake from my camp, with a distant but powerful roar in the background from a waterfall on the other side of the basin.
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