Upper Red Pine Lake, last….

You might remember the other two posts on Upper Red Pine Lake…but you can visit them here and here if you’d like to refresh your memory before continuing to the images below…or afterward…or not….

38 responses

  1. Beautiful reflections

    October 25, 2012 at 7:16 am

  2. Photos like this make me wish WP had a “love” button too. Gorgeous!

    October 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

    • That’s very nice of you to say, Naomi…thank you!

      October 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  3. Beautiful series Scott.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook.

      October 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  4. Very nice shots. There’s something about mountain lakes that gives them greater appeal than “regular lakes”. Then again, I’m partial to rocks.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you, Emilio…and I would have to agree with you on that one…the rocks add so much to the landscape of the lake….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

  5. Seeing all those rocks always gives me the urge to go mineral hunting. I’d like to crack a few open and see what minerals they’re made of.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

    • I want to say that these are still of the white granite that we find lower in the canyon…all along Little Cottonwood proper, and even up by both of the Bells Canyon reservoirs…just over the ridge to the south…. And then…miners have found a little bit of gold, and lots of lead, silver, and copper in these here hills, so I don’t know what all you’d find if you had the opportunity….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  6. Beautiful shots, Scott. Thanks for posting.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…and you’re very welcome. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  7. Magnificent, Scott.
    Love those reflections and the perfect beauty of this place.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    • Thank you, Karen…it was a beautiful surprise to find it here in the condition that I did. The other two lakes in the area were looking rather poorly after the very mild winter with so much less of a snow-melt and very low water-levels….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  8. How amazing is this place! Beautiful and love your photos, especially the first one!

    October 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • Such nice words, Yvonne…thank you. 🙂 And, yes, it is an amazing place!

      October 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  9. Truly enjoyable set, love the colours and clarity of detail. Those sculptures in the lake are lovely, and that shot of those huge boulders against the red soil is perfect. The clear, clear mountain air is amazing. What a place to visit…….and stunning photography. Thanks Scott.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    • I’m happy you enjoyed the photos, John…and thank you for the word “sculptures.” I was trying to come up with something that described the rocks out there in the water like that…they are very much like sculptures out there. I appreciate your comment about the photos, John…thank you…..

      October 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  10. Very lovely and serene as usual. For some reason #5 is my favorite. I suspect it’s the composition, though I’m not entirely sure. There seems to be a purity in that one that appeals to me. (looks like the water level is a bit low, though 😉 )

    October 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…and it was most serene up there…I think I had the place to myself for over an hour…slowly walked around the perimeter and then off toward another lake just west…and by the time I made it all the way back to my starting place, I heard voices and then saw the two people in the earlier post. I think photo #5 has a brighter reflection on the water…maybe that’s the purity of it…not sure, but I think it’s cool that you see that quality in the image. And yes, I think the water is about a foot lower than it has been. It was my first visit to the lake, so I’d have to guess as much based on the water-lines….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

  11. These are all so gorgeous..I really wish I was there.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    • They are like treasures to me when I find them out there, Bella…so special. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos…. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  12. Nut Balls

    Those are some fairly decent sized pebbles 🙂 Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful….

    October 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    • Yes, they are, Nate…and crossing the boulder field with this hike was nothing like the others…I could see Mother Earth below them for a great portion of the time…so wasn’t so concerned about being toppled over by them. 😉

      And yes, beautiful indeeeeeed. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  13. Beautiful!!

    October 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    • Thank you, Ginny. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  14. smackedpentax

    Looks really tranquil – a superb set

    October 26, 2012 at 12:56 am

    • Thank you, SP…and yes, it was really tranquil up there….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  15. Awesome shots Scott, particularly the first one!

    October 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

    • Thank you, Madhu…and I’m torn between the first and the fourth…and the last one, too! 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  16. The boulders in the foreground of some of these shots add real power and depth to the images, Scott

    October 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

    • I hadn’t considered that, Andy…but they certainly do…thank you. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

  17. Beautiful. This reminds me of Roman Nose Lake in Northern Idaho.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    • Thank you, Robyn…and there does seem to be a striking similarity with a portion of Roman Nose Lake…the part of the bowl that is covered with boulders…another beautiful place. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  18. What a gorgeous place that is! Excellent photos!

    October 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Gorgeous indeed, Terry…and thank you. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  19. We never get tired of these photographs, every one of them is so pleasing. Thanks.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:41 am

    • I’m very happy you enjoy them, Pattu…and very glad that you don’t get tired of them, as well! 🙂

      You’re most welcome….

      October 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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