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Dream Lake Sunrise

The sunrise over Dream Lake which is a little over a mile from the Bear Lake trailhead. I took the hike the day before just to make sure I remembered where to go and that I wasn't going to need snow shoes because their is still alot of snow in the higher elevations of the Rockies. I was glad to find that their was a nice snow covered trail that was mostly packed down by skiers and other hikers leading right up to the mountain.

 

I got on the trail at 4:15 and made it to the lake slightly before 5. The sunrise was around 5:30 so I was able to catch some of the first light on the mountain while also relaxing and listening to the birds wake up around me. I had this spot all to myself until around 6:30 when a whole bunch of other hikers, skiers and photographers came around. I felt bad telling them they missed the best part of the morning.

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Taken on May 17, 2013