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.

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Poking through tree line the views looking southwest

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Exploring around some house size boulders!

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Wading at 12,000 ft

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

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Lower North Half Moon Lake in B&W

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Until next season….

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