The incredible Island Lake. I've been scoping this lake out for several years now, and happy that I finally got to see one of Colorado's finest alpine lakes. After a long first day hiking up to the Upper Ice Lake Basin, we decided to head out to Island Lake. The trail is just a short 20 minute hike from Upper Ice Lake, unfortunately there's a couple spots that are slippery and have some exposure. Oneea and Kris weren't feeling too comfortable with the terrain, so they stayed back and let me head up to Island Lake on my own. I found it quickly, and couldn't believe I was the only person to be found in this incredible setting! I walked about 3/4 of the way up the Pass, and took this shot looking down on the Lake. Just over the near mountains sits Upper Ice Lake and our tent.