What a beautiful day!!! Had the entire Mountain Lakes to myself. Hiked in at Varney Creek and stashed water at the start of the loop. This trail is covered with boulders, roots and loose rubble...I did all I could to not roll an ankle. Beautiful haze in the air (smoke 😳) made the entire thing feel mysterious.
Had 2 gels, a granola bar and a fig bar over the 17 miles, and 2 liters of water. Six square miles sure packs some gorgeous land!