These two photos were made during a little hike around Bear Lake in the evening. The lake is at an altitude of 9,475 feet but can easily be reached by car or one of the shuttle buses, provided for the visitors in order to limit traffic in Rocky Mountain National Park. The sun was already behind the surrounding mountains but the aspens had a glow that was hard to resist. The beauty of aspens in the fall is stunning and I looked for patterns on the mountain slopes and in the lake. I hope you enjoy.