Scanned the lake for one last time
JMT DAY 30 - LATE AFTERNOON AT MIRROR LAKE
Late afternoon at Mirror Lake
Besides the fact that I had never explored this lake before, one of the reasons why I took a break here was that a massive blanket of clouds started rolling in. What I liked about it though was that the top of the ridge still remained in the sun, and the reflection of it in the water was simply pleasing to the eye.
In particular when the lake was completely enclosed by the wall towering over it, the water hardly gets stirred, which created a perfect condition for reflections. As long as light was in my favor, there would be no doubt that it was going to be a good shot.
While composing, I wondered what it would look like in winter. I made a quick mental note to myself that I may want to come back here in winter.
Sometimes it is simply pleasantly surprising to think that no one is around, just like at Hitchcock Lakes. And I loved the way it was. Eventually I decided not to camp here though, simply to gain more distance to Whitney Portal next day.
Once I got the shot that I wanted, I scanned the lake for one last time.
Mirror Lake, Inyo National Forest, CA
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