Here are some basic information regarding Alpine Lakes Loop Trail:
Trailhead: Bristlecone Parking Area.
Alpine Lakes Loop trail connects two lakes, Stella Lake and Teresa Lake, both totally freezes in the winter. We hiked in the counterclockwise direction, so the first lake we saw was Stella Lake. In the very first picture above of Stella Lake, notice the reflection, the wind was a little bit calm when we got to the lake, so there were not much ripples then. After taking a few pictures, we could feel the wind strongly blowing on us, and slowly, the reflection disappeared for more ripples on the water.
After Stella Lake, we continued following the trail counterclockwise to the next lake. While hiking, we saw two hikers who were hiking with their inflatable raft.