Photo of the Week: August 27, 2012

Early each morning, the rising sun lights the steep walls surrounding Glacier Lake in brilliant orange alpenglow as its waters stream peacefully over a small dam constructed at its outlet.

Glacier Lake probably ranks as one of the most popular dayhiking destinations in the Beartooth Mountains, yet I saw no one else on the Sunday morning when I took this photo.  I’m always struck by the irony of how lovable places are often deserted at their most beautiful moments.  I’m not complaining; those who sleep in leave beauty and solitude like this for the rest of us to enjoy.  I suppose it’s true that the early bird really does get the worm!

 

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