day hike

You can cram alot into one day if your motivated to get somewhere special. Hiking in with altitude gain is one thing, but when your pushing 11k in total elevation it can become quite the push at the end to arrive at lunchtime for the view you've been waiting for.
We all almost in unison shouted "food now" as we finally arrived at the lake. We proceeded to eat, relax, nap and repeat until we had our fill.