What appears to be landscape is actually TONS of lily pads on water. The Wizard would totally approve.
How creeks roll, Montana-style.
West Rosebud Creek.
Montana Mountain Model behavior.
Our original plan was to have a picnic lunch then hike to a nearby lake. But since it was a Wednesday, and thus empty, we spent too long exploring our campsite-turned-picnic-party that it got too late and we ended up having to save the hike for another day (which we did).
Called Emerald Lake, I can't imagine why.
We were able to make a few more trips to Emerald Lake and surrounding areas throughout the rest of the summer, and I'm interested to see how much it has changed now that it's fall. And, of course, I can't wait to go back in the Spring.