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Cool Waters: Cottonwood Lakes

Cottonwood Lakes - California Sierra

Looking back at the northernmost of Cottonwood Lakes, from Mount Langley's east-southeast ridge. Despite the water's inviting appearance, the temperature on this October morning was just above freezing, thanks to the lake's 11,000' elevation. Mount Langley, California.

— August 23, 2005

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents