Ironically, it was OP Magazine that I first ever read about these beautiful lakes. I'd planned this hike for over a year and timed this trip to coincide with the monsoon. The hike was difficult due to the much higher altitude than my native Sonoran desert. It rained, thundered, lightning and hailed on me. When I finally reached the lakes, for about 20 min. the sun came out. It stormed on me the whole way out of the hike.