Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills
This is Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. “Lake” may an ambitious description of the place. There’s not a lot of water in the Black Hills, which goes along with a blessed lack of mosquitoes.
Next up is from the “Sunday Gulch” trail from the same area. I thought this was a cool trail, going down, down, down before coming back up. Lots of rock to scramble over and pretty pines. This shot doesn’t show anything especially spectacular, but it’s the kind of picture I think makes for good wallpaper: