One way to get to Lake Mountain is from Deep Creek. This is the view from the trailhead.
We rode through meadows,
and stopped at a handy trough for a drink.
Up in an aspen grove, we found a moose antler, but no moose.
The horses took a lunch break, according to the equine union rules.
while Steve and Daisy explored around Gull Lake,
which was surprisingly low on water. There was more grass than lake. Marsh peak is snow-covered in the background.
We explored on the Mosby Mountain side of the lake. Mischief stopped to eat grass and fell behind. Daisy waited patiently for him to catch up. You can see Mischief hurrying, just to the right of center.
Coco took the opportunity to snatch a few blades of grass amongst the yellow balsamroot blossoms. It was a Goldilocks day, neither too hot nor too cold. Just right.