Another picturesque local hike. Desolation lake from the Mill D trail head in Big Cottonwood Canyon. 7 miles round trip, but only 1900 ft up, so it was a slightly more moderate hike than many we've taken lately. The trail was wet and smelled lovely from the thunderstorm the night before. I was really glad we started the hike early so we could enjoy the cool dampness, as well as have the trail, and the lake, mostly to ourselves. And I love taking pictures in the morning light!!!!