Mitchell Lake Trail photos

Mitchell Lake Trail photos

Photos taken along the way to Mitchell Lake in the Indian Peaks wilderness area in Colorado, August 7, 2003.

Copyright (c) 2003, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.

Kaeru stops to put on sunblock near the trailhead -- frogs are supposed to be green, not red! The trailhead is at about 10,500 feet elevation so the sun is very strong here.

A small meadow filled with wildflowers.

Closeup of some of the flowers. There are paintbrushes (red), asters (light purple), and coreopsis (yellow) here.

Looking upstream from a footbridge. I almost killed myself by falling on top of a dead tree while scrambling around off-trail along the bank of the creek off the left side of the picture.

Mitchell Lake. That's Mt. Audubon in the background, elevation 13,223 feet.

Another view of the lake and mountain.

Kaeru takes in the view from the edge of the lake. There were many small pesky flying insects here.

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