The mountains that ring the south end of Avalanche Lake obviously suffer from the event for which this lake was named for. The remains of hundreds of trees that were victims of those avalanches cover the north end of the lake. But in early winter the lake is a peaceful place to watch to weather pass over the ridge line. This lake is in the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana.
Iconic Half Dome dominates this panoramic taken from Glacier Point in the famous Yosemite National Park. You can also see how granite the vast landscape of the Yosemite backcountry and how the landscape has been formed over the centuries.