In mid July 2021, I had a road trip planned to go backpacking in eastern Oregon and Wyoming. I was afraid I'd have to cancel the trip due to the horrific fires in southern Oregon and northern California which had been covering Wyoming with smoke for days. However, a high pressure system moved up close to Wyoming just as I was due to leave, pushing the smoke out of the area. It was forecast to remain in place all week so I risked the 1,800 mile round trip drive. The smoke forecast still looked iffy for eastern Oregon, so I decided to focus just on Wyoming. My first day was a relatively short but tough hike to Delta, Suprise, and Ampitheater Lakes in Teton National Park. It clocked in at only 11.5 miles total, but with 4,000ft of elevation gain including a crazy scramble climbing 800ft in half a mile. All three lakes were beautiful, but Delta Lake takes the breath away. Absolutely stunning, easily making the list of my top favorite lakes in the world.