Arapahoe Glacier via South Arapahoe Peak

Lake Isabelle

Bye bye summer 

Fall is here and winter around the corner. From last week crisp morning in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. 

Snowy paradise 

I think that is a Diamond lake or upper Diamond lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. 

South Arapahoe Peak 

Looking north from the South Arapahoe Peak, 13,400″ high. Right in front of us is the Arapahoe Glacier. This is where we get our drinking water in Boulder. Boulder actually owns this Glacier. Water is scarce in the front range, owning your own Glacier does help with securing its supply.

This is looking east from the same spot. Those lakes below get their water from the Arapahoe Glacier and this is where one of the branches of the Boulder Creek finds it start.