Doc got lucky and got the 4th of July off, so we headed out of the triple-digit heat to the Uinta range about 60 miles away. Above 10,000 feet it’s only 75 degrees, with big patches of snow and the most perfect mountain lakes you can imagine.

I already want to go back–with a pool float and a chair and a day’s worth of snacks. We did a four-mile loop but it’s only about a mile through a magical forest wonderland (last pic) to get to the first lake where we can set up for the day. Who wants to join me?