This series of photos were captured during a pleasant hike through the Liumchen area on July 12, 2003. Generally an easy hike full of varying scenery
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This was our second attempt to hike to the lake. Our previous try was wet and too cold to do the whole trail. On this day we encountered a few people along the path, but generally we walked through the solitude of the hills. The views from the high point of the trail gave us two different settings. On the way out, we had clear skies with views to the distance. On our return, clouds had moved in and gave us the same views with cloud enshrouded peaks. Two scenes for the price of one. The varied scenery was inspiring both for its raw beauty and its variety.
The lake, though not large, had many points of interest. I will need to return another day to hike around the lake and capture images from all sides. As we were on the final leg of the return, the clouds had thickened, and we could hear Thunder in the distance. As I reached the car, the rain started and once my second boot was off, a downpour hit us. Good timing for a change!