On the hottest day of the year (91 at my house), a friend and I decide to go on a little hike. She is in far better shape than I and kept pushing me on, beyond where I should have gone. The hike, one way was 5.3 miles so, I walked over 10 miles. It took us 10 hours, I was walking very, very, very slow towards the end (blisters on my feet, so it was very slow going). I will let the pictures do most of the talking!
Looking back towards where the we had come.
The valley - towards where we were going. The little river is the South Fork of Eagle River.
A bull moose - we had to wait for him to get off the trail.
Part of the rock moraine - and one of the many little puddles on the way to Symphony Lake
More of the boulder field of the rock moraine.
At Symphony Lake - still had snow on the shores in pocket. Was very hot, we took off our shoes and put our feet in the icy water - it felt so great!
Looking back to Symphony Lake and part of the boulder field we had to scramble over.
Eagle Lake - the prettier of the two lakes. Glacier fed, so has a beautiful blue/green color.
Eagle Lake and the boulder field we needed to traverse to get home.
Eagle Lake -- and 5 miles left to get to the car.....