Taken near Grant Lake, June Lake Loop, Eastern Sierra, on October 29th, 2012
The plan was to camp at 11,000 feet on a late-season backpacking trip. Well, we made it through the first night, barely. Simply put, it was damn cold at altitude. Too cold. So rather than suffer through another sleepless night my friend and I decided to head to lower elevations to see if we could sniff out any lingering fall color. Near Grant Lake on the June Lake Loop, we happened across a grove of aspens that was still ablaze with color and spent a happy few hours wandering among the trees, snapping photos in the glow of the soft, golden light.