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Monarch Lake Siunrise 710-1

Monarch Lake

As the sun rises over the distant pine-filled ridge, a double sunburst appears - one over the ridge and its reflection in the water. The walk around this lake near Lake Granby is about 4.5 miles of easy up and down trails with great views. On this morning, I even saw 3 moose, two of which were a mother an calf walking down the trail towards me. I backtracked and waited them out.