The area had just received a dusting of fresh snow the night before. I almost had the whole place to myself. When I returned however, there were a couple extra sets of footprints in the snow besides mine. Snowshoes were a must once I got past Brainard Lake.
I only went as far as Long Lake this time. The peaks were mostly obscured by low clouds and light snow, but I could see enough to know that I definitely want to return here and spend some time hiking this area.
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|1. Snow covered stream near Brainard Lake.|
|2. Sun filtering through the trees along the trail to Long Lake.|
|3. Long Lake. Six shots went into this panorama.|