June 22, 2006 - My hike to Lost Lake began at the first major switchback on the Pitkin County side of
Indpendence Pass. Above is a photo with my back to the trailhead.
The entire hike and trail can be seen on the National Geographic
topographical map named Aspen / Independence Pass.
It was the first full day of summer, and what do you know?
There was still plenty of snow. Independence Lake was still thawing.
I hiked up the ridge and had this view of Lost Man Lake.
A grand view of mountains as I faced south
toward the area I had hiked. Beautiful!