The first time I hiked up to Dog Lake I turned around and hiked back down right away, because the mosquitos were awful. I got twenty bites in the two minutes it took me to take a picture. The year I took this picture there weren't any mosquitos so we hiked around the lake. And you are right - it is lovely.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe