Thank you! This is the view looking down about 900 feet above the lake.
Perfect for BASE jumping !
Thank you, Afzal !
What a nice view and amazing how deep that lake is, I'll definately have to make a trip!
Thanks Greg! The lake is very out of the ordinary for this area. The mountains in Southeast Idaho are mostly dry but Bloomington Lake is one of the few exceptions. It is over 150 feet deep but the exact depth is still unknown.
Great Pic, like the colour differences between the rock and the lake!
Thank you, the rock is made of limestone and domomite. This is my favorite lake in the range.
nice shot MG :)
Thanks Dmitry, it is a colorful area because of the lake, forest, and the limestone cliffs.
I hope that your leg is healing and that you are doing well.
Just got all the screws in today :) and there is even some possibility of a "walkable boot" n two weeks? We'll see. Ain't gonna be good for mountaineering but at least *some* moving around would be great!
This is a really great shot of the Bloomington! By the way I attached all your wonderful Bloomington Lake photos to my new Idaho Lakes album. If you have any more shots of any other Idaho lakes you're welcome to attach them there.
I was recently involved in the recovery of a young man in this lake. He was a strong swimmer and was in top physical shape. These lakes run cold all summer long and this one usually has a small glacier feeding it. The young man swam into a cold spot, cramped, and drowned. The majority of the lake is between 35-60 feet deep with the deepest area at the bottom of the picture. Sonar had the depth here from 48 to 160 feet deep depending on the exact area. This lake is excellent for swimming activities and is crystal clear but do not get too far from shore in this lake. It is a short but healthy hike of .7 miles from the parking/camping area.
Thanks for the information about Bloomington Lake. I will be careful. I’m not much of a swimmer, just a mountain climber. My friend lives nearby and is a SAR volunteer. He has helped rescue people from the rivers and lakes in these mountains and also found lost hikers during hunting season. Some of them have survived and others have not.
Bloomington Lake from that angle yet - I'll be giving it a try. When I use to visit the lake I spent more time on the old rope swing on the right side of the lake in the photo. (is it still there?) Like Geezer99 said, that's mighty cold water!
Thank you. Yes, the old rope swing is still there. When I climbed Saint Charles Mountain there were many people using the rope to jump into the lake. Their reaction was something like AHHHHHH...it’s cold!!! The mountain has great views of the lake from above that few people see.