Burnside Lakes Reprise, Part 1, Payette National Forest, Idaho

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John, Ruby and I had just recently visited this area but there is so much to see and it is so unique that we grabbed our buddy Art and decided to made a return visit. See my last trip here: report.https://davefaitlemonde.com/2020/09/25/burnside-lakes-payette-national-forest-idaho/

See John’s Trip Report here when available: http://www.splattski.com

Here are a few images of Beaverdam Peak, one of the more beautiful mountains in the area.

Ruby also wanted to get in on the action!

Summit Lake, it’s one of my most photographed subjects (other than Ruby) so if you want to see the many seasons of Summit Lake, just go to my search page and search on Summit Lake.

Fall and winter colors!

Art and John headed further up the mountain with Beaverdam Peak in the background.

Another Beaverdam Peak image from a slightly higher angle with the ghostly standing deadfall.

We got to the first lake, which we actually call Burnside Lake #3. Make sure to check out my post from a couple weeks ago when things looked a little different! https://davefaitlemonde.com/2020/09/25/burnside-lakes-payette-national-forest-idaho/

Art wanted to check the ice strength for the potential to do a little skating……. Ruby did not think that was a good idea…. turns out she was right!

A little higher up the mountain, it was Burnside Lake #2.

Burnside Lake #2 is a little deeper and therefore had not frozen over. Art decided to to a little fishing with John watching….

Of course both John and I knew that there were no fish in this lake because we learned that a couple weeks earlier. One thing to know about Art and John is that they have been buddies for over 50 year and John loves to pull one over on him when possible….. an extreme zoom of the last photo and you can see the smirk on John’s face as Art diligently fishes an empty lake! Of course John and I had set this up a little earlier in the hike when we described a fish and game report that indicated they had planted Arctic Char in this lake several years ago…… to which Art responded “I have never seen an Arctic Char!!!!!”

Come back tomorrow and check out Part 2 of our Burnside Lakes Adventure!

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