Landscape - Mike Payne
Fall Aspen Grove


Queen's Crowns at an Unnamed Alpine Lake

This unnamed lake has been on my list for a while now. I first spotted it years ago from the summit of the mountain pictured and my eye has always been drawn to it on maps. Not exactly sure why it took me so long to get up there. Perhaps I was saving it for the right time. I made a backpacking trip out of it last week and was not disappointed. There is something special about unnamed areas...a different kind of seclusion. I’ve been drawn to similar places lately in an attempt to not only try something different, but in search of less human activity.

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