Halfmoon Lakes – Mt Massive Wilderness

Sunshine! Unusual to be grateful for something so abundant in a state like CO, but, with the “monsoon” season still raging in the high country, it was nice to be above 12,000 ft not getting rained on! I had passed this particular split in the trail on the southwest approach to Mt Massive summit several times this summer and thought nothing of it really. Well, somedays it is better to pass up the summit for a series of high country lakes, the Halfmoon Lakes in this case on the western slopes of Massive.

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 7.10.47 PM

Poking through tree line the views looking southwest

DSCN1857 DSCN1867

Exploring around some house size boulders!


Wading at 12,000 ft


Looking back at the climb I passed up while reclining in a bed of wildflowers


Lower North Half Moon Lake in B&W



Until next season….


One thought on “Halfmoon Lakes – Mt Massive Wilderness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s