Since there are only six weeks left of summer and I hadn’t been to the mountains yet, Saturday I went to Mirror Lake with the family.

I hadn’t been up there for nearly twenty years, but it was pretty much how I remembered it–with about a thousand percent more people. (Whatever happened to people camping in tents? Now people bring trailers, barbecues, lawn games, lap dogs, and god knows what else.) But it was still nice to see the sights:

This is Bald Mountain. We did not climb it because we did not want to get stuck in an afternoon thunderstorm at the top.

Here’s a little lake. We had walked away from the people at this point.

A gorgeous gorge (ha!). People were right behind us but I ignored them.