This post is a break from Quality tools, just like Sunday’s hike was a break from the everyday. The Longs Peak trail begins at the Ranger Station and approximately 9,400 ft (2865 m). Today’s destination was Chasm Lake. Chasm Lake is at 11,780 ft (3590 m) and has great views of the surrounding granite cliff walls and the northeast face of Longs Peak (“the Diamond”).
Even in early June, Chasm Lake is frozen over. Cracks in the ice are eerily blue and a thin sheet of ice retreats from the shoreline.