Much like the wind-blown journey to the quiet shores of this frozen lake, and the photo of these serene, steadfast peaks facing off against the darkness of an impending storm  — this story of this beautiful place isn’t perfect. It’s not supposed to be. Because flaws and imperfections are all part of the adventure. They make life exciting, because to err is human.

If we can learn anything from these sharp and jagged mountain peaks, it’s that there is true beauty in imperfection.

Photo Location: Indian Peaks Wilderness

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