Just after I took this shot, a guy came up to us and asked if he could take our picture in the same pose for a documentary he was filming on the Park. He also shot a short video interviewing Papa Bear.
Yes, we ARE standing on SNOW! It freezes almost every night of the year up there.
As usual, I was amazed by the beautiful little flowers that survive in such a harsh climate.
We took a short hike.
This is Wizard Island.
There is only one path that leads down to the lake (this is not it), to a boat launch where they give tours.
The lake is a complete closed system...no rivers going in and none coming out. It has reached a state of eqillibrium, so the water level varies only about three feet from year to year. The lake is almost 2,000 feet deep at its deepest point.