Not sure why i haven't posted these photos yet. Let's chalk it up to absentmindedness. But now, having a bit of time to review my summer pictures, I have to say that Elfin Lakes is one of the most beautiful and satisfying local hikes I have ever done. We hiked up in some pretty intense summer heat not to mention the blackflies/mosquitoes that somehow were able to penetrate our erratic karate shop action to eat the bejeezus out of us. But in the end, the swim at the lakes was, I do believe, one of the best swims of my life.