Elk Horn, Thousand Lake Mountain

I decided to see what the road from UT72 over the Hogans to Cathedral Valley was like, many years it would still be impassable in the trees due to snow drifts, but not this year. The road up to Riley Springs and on to the junction for Cathedral Valley was dry so rather than heading down the hill I took the road up towards Elk Horn campground, not really expecting to get that far. The road was muddy in places and a few shaded spots had snow but nothing the Silverado couldn’t handle in 4WD. 

The dogs and I wandered around the campground then back to the truck where I noticed a small lake just beyond our parking spot.
Frikka really likes lakes and went to explore the shoreline, she dipped one foot in but decided against immersion, the air temperature was 39F and there was a small raft of ice floating near the snowy shore.
Biff contented himself with squirming around in the snow, he loves to do that, I didn’t catch him with the camera today but you can see the marks in front of him.
Frikka likes to lay on her belly and scootch along letting out little howls of pleasure, at least it gets the dirt off her!
Lovely little lake, we will go back later in the year so that the dogs can swim.
Zoomed out satellite view of the area, I haven’t been able to find any map that shows the lake or its name so I have named it Lago Sin Nombre after one of my favourite Death Valley stories.
It looks like the lake dries out in the summer. Heart Lake is a few miles north of here so perhaps this one should be called Kidney Lake.