It's so green this time of year!
This is a popular area, with lots of families doing the shorter hike to Dog Lake, lots of mountainbikers coming down the trail from the Great Western Trail on the ridge above and a good number of trail runners because the path is mostly packed dirt and easy underfoot. After the hike I came up with a theory that the vast majority of trail runners are ridiculously good-looking people: they tend to be young, extremely fit and not wearing very many clothes.
You can just barely make out
all the little blue flowers
It was a beautiful day, the strong sun and bright blue skies peeking through the aspen groves, the little creek still chuckling its way down Mill D North Fork. I didn't see any wildlife other than a couple of potguts (and the aforementioned MTBers and trail runners). My hike took me three hours, including some time soaking in the scenery up at the lake.
Still some snow - but melting fast
Back down at the car, I watched MTBers and hikers coming and going as I had my post-hike celebratory PBR. The parking lot was pretty full - and the parking further down canyon at the uber-popular Mill B South Fork was as busy as I've seen it - and it was great to see people outside, enjoying the afternoon in the Wasatch.