Snow, snow and more snow. While visiting in the last week of May, I was surprised to hear that I probably would not get access to the lake shore before July. It was still a beautiful site to behold. The trails were all closed but the closed plowed roads allowed us to do some hiking to scenic perches above the lake and see the beautiful colors emanating from the deep.
We stayed in the old lodge in the park with amazing views, okay food and rooms and an interesting pictorial history of the park and its buildings.
One of the other hikers noted that one could actually see more from the carless road because one was not looking underfoot for possible obstacles. We saw pikas, birds and thankfully no bears. We had to sign a statement saying we had not left any food in our car!
While there were no TV’s or other entertainment offered we were left on our own to create our fun. And that we did!