I caught a glimpse of Emerald Lake last year on the drive back from my Hasley Pass hike. Ever since, I'd wanted to get back and spend some time there. This past Sunday, I did just that.
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels could be found. I love how they seem to hope for a handout without coming right out at actually begging for one.
fireweed in the foreground to provide a splash of color.