This is a small lake that sits off of the Rubicon Trail west of Lake Tahoe. I love all the small alpine lakes that are throughout the Sierra. It is nice that there is always enough of them so you can find some piece and quite by one.
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.