But you don't need anything more than a sturdy pair of hiking boots to visit Chasm Lake - though in the early season when snowfields still cover the trail, a trekking pole or ice axe can be quite handy!
|Early season on the Chasm Lake trail
The lake is lovely; my camera totally doesn't do it justice. It's actually one of the spots I was thinking of when writing the lakeside confrontation between Kiran and Pello in The Whitefire Crossing. Perhaps I'll go back this spring and get a few shots of the fascinating ice formations that happen as the winter ice sheet melts. I know I've got some pics of that already somewhere, but I failed at finding them. Instead, have a marmot picture, taken in the boulders beside Chasm Lake:
|Marmot chilling out beside the lake