This is springtime at Dream Lake. The warm sun has melted the lake's winter covering of ice and snow. The grasses have begun...

Springtime at Dream Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This is springtime at Dream Lake. The warm sun has melted the lake's winter covering of ice and snow. The grasses have begun to regenerate. Trout are spawning. The High Country of the Rocky Mountains are tempting places to hike when the weather gets warm in Denver, Boulder, and Golden. Experienced mountain folk know that you have to wait, sometimes as long as a couple of months for the snow to melt off the trails. The penalty for hiking too early is what we call "post-holing" or trying to hike over melting snow drifts only to sink to your crotch when the melting snow collapses under your weight and one foot suddenly drops out from under you. If you are wearing a heavy pack of camera gear, it can be nearly impossible to climb back to the surface. You have to slip the pack off your shoulders and struggle to free your one trapped boot. No fun. Especially the fourth or fifth time this happens. Wiser to wait another week or two. Dream Lake is one of the gems of Rocky Mountain National Park. Situated at nearly 10,000' elevation, and at the foot of Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain, Dream Lake is an idyllic setting and one of the most picturesque lakes in the Rockies. The lake is accessible via a two-mile round trip hike from the Bear Lake parking lot. The trail gains over 400 feet in elevation and, given the starting elevation of 9,500' it takes some effort, a little more when hauling 50lbs of gear. I have made this trek in all months of the year, even on snowshoes in the subfreezing temperatures and winds of winter. In warmer seasons, it feels like a comparatively easy, relaxed trek. In every season, though, the visual payoff is awesome. This place lives up to its name.

Photo © copyright by Michael Lynn Roberts.

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Springtime at Dream Lake print

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Springtime at Dream Lake print

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These are face-mounted, UV-protected acrylic prints, frameless, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

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