When you and your friends find an alpine lake in the middle of the mountains
Crystal Lake definitely lives up to its name. It had the clearest water I'd ever seen; it was stunning how beautiful and blue it was. It was cold around the edges and got a tad warmer as you swam out (at least for me it did. For others, it was probably just ice all the way through). My favorite spot, as you'll see in pic #6, was the very end of the tree trunk sticking its head up out of the water. I could have stood there all day Not bad for a first experience in alpine waters.