[image: part of the trail to gem lake]
I just want to share a few pictures from the hike I took today to "Gem Lake". Gem Lake is really more of a pond, but the view from the climb up (altitude gain of about 1000 feet) is very nice.
And this hike, BTW, was one which I did NOT do 2 years ago.....
[image: view towards Estes from near Gem Lake]