When we got to the lake, the sunset peaked through broken clouds with the wind blowing hard enough to almost knock me off my feet a few times. When you have strong winds in a mountain environment, it’s a lot like gusty winds in a city with tall buildings. The wind gets channeled into certain areas and greatly magnifies the force. So you can be walking in an area that has light winds and you walk out from around cover and wham, the wind hits you with a big invisible surprise. With the wind blowing and the sun saying hello and goodbye through the clouds, it was time to take a few moments and explore one of the crown jewels of Grand Teton.
To hear only the sounds of nature and feel the movement of the water under you, makes you part of our natural world. It cleanses the soul and fills your spirit with a renewed sense of purpose. A purpose larger than anything you could possibly do at work or home while doing your daily tasks.
Trout Lake was worth the 150 feet of elevation that we had to climb to get to this peaceful clear lake.
I’m late posting this for July Blue Squares, but this was on July 27th. This photo was taken from the maintenance shed at the University of North Florida (UNF). We had been hiking around the lake & the skies emptied out with pouring rain… Continue Reading “Kayak anyone?”
As nature promptly broke our hearts when we saw the circle of life happen before our eyes, it made the moment we had seen earlier so special.