Friday, August 28, 2015

Lost Mirror Lake

It's known by some as the Middle Tensleep Creek Trail; others call it the Lost Twin Lakes Trail. After studying the Forest Service map at the trailhead, we set our sights on Mirror Lake, which appeared to lie some two or three miles up the trail. 

We hiked for hours but never found Mirror Lake, which is apparently not as close to the trail as we thought. Even if we return with a guidebook and have more success, we'll always call it Lost Mirror Lake Trail. 

The falls were a delightful surprise. 

A few wildflowers have survived the frosts. Luckily, the mosquitoes and flies have not. 

I'd like to know the name of this Christmas-colored groundcover. 

The Middle Tensleep Creek--I think

Summer meets fall. 

This goshawk had earlier flown just over my head. Its size was a bit intimidating!

Pikas can be heard in every boulder field along the trail, but they're not so easily seen. (Can you find it?) Oh, for a zoom lens!

"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks." ~Daniel Boone

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