String Lake Panoramics, Over Time

Kay & I moved here in 1991 & by fall of 1992, had discovered that String Lake was ours in late Sept. to mid-Oct.  Not too hot, not too cool.  Each year we'd hike it around the time that the color would be the most brilliant, although we weren't always successful in making that prediction.  Most of the touristas have gone home w/their kids & their noise & such, so we usually have the trail pretty much to ourselves, serenity to a degree, color, tranquility.  We've seen wildlife as you'd expect, but simply from porcupines to deer to birds & elk, up close.  We usually hike from the east side north, cross over to the west side & hike south, until we get to "our" rock where we have an apple & sit back & enjoy the surroundings for a while, then back to the parking lot, across Laddie's bridge.  While we started in the early 90s, I didn't really start taking representative panos of some areas until about 2004 & I've tried to do it every year we hike it & with a couple of exceptions like '98, the first year after my first heart attack, we'll keep doing it until we, or I, can't.  There's a footbridge over a boggy area, that seems to best represent the concept that String Lake will someday become a meadow, essentially S to N, which is sort of what I'm trying to document over a rather short time frame.  I have on this page, a couple of misc. panos elsewhere, & a consistent yearly pano from the west side of the trail over the lake, looking N to SW.  Doubt there'll be much change in my lifetime, but thought it would be an interesting project, at least for me, while enjoying our favorite hike.

August, 2004
August, 2004....now the panoramics....scroll right to see it all....

Sept., 2005
September, 2005

Sept., 2007
September, 2007

Oct., 2010
October, 2010

Oct., 2011
October, 2011

Oct., 2010
View to NE from the W side, October 2010


View to the W from the E side, October, 2011

August, 2004
On the SW side, August, 2004

Sept., 2005
September, 2005

Sept., 2005
Also September, 2005

Sept., 2007
September, 2007

Oct., 2010
October, 2010

Oct., 2011
October, 2011

That's Kay on the right in a few shots.  To see other of my panoramics from around the globe, click HERE.

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