Almost at the lake. You can also go to Wheeler Peak but we would have to do it another time.
First view of the lake from the trail.
Stunning Stella Lake.
A picture of the aspen lined trail on our way back down.
For wildlife we saw a small herd of elk grazing on the drive up and a rabbit zigzagged it's way across the road in front of us. As you can see from the sign we were pretty high up. I think the last elevation sign we saw said 10,900 and then we climbed another 400 feet on the hike so we were over 11,000 feet. That kind of elevation makes for some chilly air.
This is the only National Park that we have been to that was free to get into. Great Basin NP is well worth the stop especially if you like to hike and of course don't forget to visit the Lehman Caves.
Let me know if you have heard of this park or have been there.