Now don't get me wrong - it certainly is a nice enough lunch spot... but we decided to boulder-hop our way down to the second lake... which was even nicer! You end up just that much closer to the spectacular Quadra Mtn, you get a decent view of Mt Bell, plus there was nobody else around. Bonus!
After lazing around in the sun for awhile, we bushwhacked our way back along the east shoreline and enjoyed views of the south face of Mt Temple the whole way. But we did eventually have to de-shoe and cross Babel Creek in our bare feet. There was too much water running and we couldn't find a place to get across to the trail.
Tomorrow: We are planning on scrambling Grotto Mtn... so I guess I better get my carcass off to bed. No sleeping in for that one!!
Time (car to car): 65 minutes (first lake); 2-1/4 hrs (including second lake)
Distance: ~6km (first lake); ~8km (including second lake)
Elevation Gain: ~100m