I have never before seen such isolated beauty. We hiked 12 miles of the Petit Loop with our goal being Alice Lake. I can't say enough about the stunning beauty of this trail. I only hope my photos can help convey the experience.
Among the beauty an already strong friendship was made even stronger. I love this girl.
We ended the trip with a relaxing stay at Redfish Lake. We read, ate dill pickle chips, drank cheap wine, sunk our toes in the sand and watched the dogs go crazy. Boy did I need that after that mighty hike. Did I mention the trail was 12 miles AND reaches an elevation of 8596 feet? Quite the workout for a girl living at roughly sea level! There were also freezing rivers crossed (my bones still ache from the thought) and swarms of mosquitoes (that I'm still itching from). I am very proud that I made it with Jillian the ever peppy encourager.
Thank you friend for this amazing experience, Tallulah for always starting back up and Plum for your animal warmth during the freezing nights.
Our camp and Petit Loop Trailhead is just over those first rolling hills. And yes... those are the mountains we hiked!
Why yes I AM standing in snow AND my feet are sopping wet!
The lovely Plum in the valley where unicorns are born. Seriously, it is that magical.
Beachside at Redfish Lake.