14 miles of hiking • 4000' elevation gain • 1 night

I think I've finally hit summer backpacking shape. We hiked up to Dublin Lake in 2.5 hours after work on Friday without nary a stop. We had time to collect wood for a big fire, I caught a healthy looking brook trout from a thin strip of melted lake on a dry fly, and we enjoyed the solitude.

The lake was predominately frozen over, but the hike was 99% snow free. The lake should be melted out by this coming weekend.