We were greeted by a beautiful lake basin, amazing cloud formations, and friends! As we approached the lake I recognized a couple people, the trail friends we had met just before Red's Meadow, whom we hadn't seen in about 6 days. Turned out they had likely been just a mile ahead of us the previous day and had made it up to the lake the night before. They were going to be taking a day off as well so we settled in to relax together.
Evolution Lake is easily one of the prettiest spots along the trail and I was really happy to be back there.
I'm going to let the photos tell the rest of the story of our day.