Bierstadt Lake

On Tuesday I shared with you The Path which lead to Bierstadt Lake.  This is Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park which has spectacular views of the Continental Divide. This time of year the Continental Divide is still covered with snow. My wife, daughter and I sat on a large rock on the edge of the lake and enjoyed our lunchtime view of the mountain peaks to the west.

This image below is a view from the east shore near our lunch spot showing (from L to R) Otis Peak (12, 486), Hallet Peak (12,713), Flattop Mountain (12,324), Ptarmigan Point (12,363) and Notchtop Mountain (12,129).

On the way back down to the trailhead a man was sitting on a rock trying to catch his breath.  He was climbing the initial switchbacks and asked me if it was worth the climb. I showed him the image from the back of my camera and told him this is where I had lunch. He immediately got up and said, “it’s worth it!”

Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • I agree…definitely worth it. Stunning image.

  • Man, soooooo worth it! That is some exceptionally beautiful country!

  • Now that’s motivation!

  • I’d take that hike even if I didn’t have lunch with me Rick. Great image of a gorgeous location.

  • What a beautiful scene!

  • Awesome Rick! Gorgeous view! Definitely “worth it”! Have a great weekend!

  • Stunning scene, Rick. What a great place to go out out, and of course, photograph. 😉

    You did a fine job on this.

  • What an absolutely beautiful shot! Well done Rick. I can’t wait to see some of this stuff when i get back to the states.

  • What a beautiful view. High mountains and water always make a good combination.