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Melakwa Lake - Alpine Lakes Wilderness
...But the torture is worth it. This summer I hiked into Melakwa Lake - one of the many lakes that dot the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Thankfully the early June weather had not melted the high-elevation snow--leaving the lake-area desolate, save for the few brave hikers willing to trample over the snow covered trail. Sadly, I was not prepared and should have brough a neutral density filter; thus most of my high-elevation pictures are trash.
Melakwa Lakes fall color
Mt. Forgotten summer flowers
Glacier Peak (from Mt. Forgotten)
Butterfly (Bandera Mtn.)