I think I've become a bit of a lake lover since visiting some beautiful ones in the United States.
Fallen Leaf Lake.
Snow and desert were an unexpected combination.
Not a lake, but cheerfully gurgling water - with bear paw prints everywhere and lots, and I mean lots, of fresh scat around - evidence of them waking from their winter's hibernation!
We went for a slip slidey, crunchy snow walk here and were charmed by the wooden huts dotted along the nearby lake. Many appeared empty, but it would be a lovely place to swim and relax in warm weather. Without the bears!