Storm at Lake Isabelle is one of my more dramatic photographs. To begin with, Lake Isabelle is a beautifully picturesque alpine lake, located at about 10,900 feet elevation. Depending on which trail heads are open, the one-way hike to Lake Isabelle can range from two miles to four.
From the Long Lake trailhead to Lake Isabelle there is about a 400 foot increase in elevation, and from that trailhead the roundtrip distance is about 4.2 miles. Once reaching the Lake, it's time to relax!
Looking at the full-sized print (above) one can see the cascading stream that feeds Lake Isabelle from the snow and glacier melt above it. This summer my son and I hiked up to those falls. We got there just a bit too late in the early afternoon - a pretty intense display of lightning developed and chased us off the mountain, but not before I got some quick snapshots.