Wanting to stop for lunch after hiking about two hours, we saw a little lake without a name on the map just over the ridge to the left of the trail. And what a pretty little lake she was!
We ate our lunch on the shore and Lynnae put her line in the water while I went around taking pictures. When I returned, she had two beautiful trout (we later found out they were brook trout) for dinner!
We headed back down the trail, meeting a family on their way into "our" lake--mom, dad and three kids. The dad said that he had come to this lake since he was his son's age (about seven) and that they called it Ruby Lake, though it wasn't named on the maps. We liked Ruby Lake. Stopping a few times to fish (caught nothin') and ponder the beauty on the way back, we had a wonderful long day in the high country. Just what we needed!