Emerald Mirror

The final destination this past weekend was Emerald Lake.  It’s a short 1.8 miles from the Bear Lake trail head to this beautiful lake.  Get to Bear Lake before 8am or it starts to get crowded.  If you get to the parking lot after 8am, your likely not to get a parking spot. Why would you want to get to the start of this trail after 8am?  This picture shows you why you want to be all the way up at Emerald Lake at 8am.  The water is like glass!  It is just like a mirror.  I think the only thing that would have been better would to have been at this lake at sunrise.  I think the sunrise picture will go on my bucket list of things to capture.  I don’t think this lake is quite as spectacular as Dream Lake, but it ranks up there as one of the beautiful views of Rocky Mountain National Park.  This lake is very accessible and only a short hike away from the parking lot.

I captured some panoramas of Dream Lake, Emerald Lake and some macros of the plant life along the trail.  I’m not sure I’ll have time to process them over the weekend, but will share them with you in the future.

Have a great weekend!  Enjoy what is left of the summer.  It’s gone by so quickly.  Fall will be here soon.  Can’t wait for some fall colors!

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  • An incredible shot Rick! The water truly is like a smooth, glass mirror.

  • Wonderful image. I really like the reflections!

  • Just perfect reflections Rick. You could put it upside down and not know the difference (maybe you did!).

  • This is SO gorgeous! I love your work, I wish I could travel more and take more photos. Keep up the good work!
    Cindy