10 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain • 1 night
Checked some of the little lakes/ponds I found earlier in spring in snow - wanted to see how they look in the summer. Swam in 4. Ate so much berries I got stomach ache. Met 2 rangers (while on trail) and got my permit checked. Saw a dozen of elk (was slow with my camera), then another lone elk on the way back. Sitting by one lake & drying up I observed a mouse diving under water for extended periods of time (not kidding), only swimming up to take a breath; it took several dives until it was done foraging and run ashore by my feet.