Mountain Paradise

Grand Prismatic

Nestled between the grandeur of Yellowstone National Park and the majestic Grand Tetons is the lesser known Rockefeller Memorial Parkway. As my family and I crossed this expanse we saw a small sign for a nature center and hiking trail and decided to pull off for a detour. After visiting the nature center, we felt adventurous and decided to try the several mile hike. As we emerged from the last stand of trees we were astounded by the view of our destination. There at the base of the mountains was Phelps Lake, one of the cleanest, most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. The water was so clear, you could see the bottom on the far side. Looking around we could see the small fish that called this chilly mountain lake home year round. If you look close enough you can see some of them making ripples on the surface.

1st Place in Cass County, Missouri's 2012 County Fair
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