We rode up to the top of Lake Mountain in mid-April. The first part of our trail was over hills with a few patches of snow remaining. Coco and Daisy enjoyed the sun. Between them, Marsh Peak rises in the background.
We saw a deer herd,
and a dozen or so elk. They were retreating over the hill by the time we got the camera in gear.
As we approached the 9000 ft summit, we trudged along a snowy forest trail.
Mischief and Daisy wanted to participate in Janie's lunch break.
Up top, Gull Lake was still frozen. We saw a coyote scamper along the shore. He didn't stay around long enough to have his picture taken.