Deep in the heart of the wilderness in California’s far north, there’s a tiny lake like no other, flanked by a wall that looks like it has been sculpted by a giant with a hammer and chisel. It’s called Statue Lake, and for good reason.
Thousands of years of ice, snow and rain, on top of frigid winters and warm summers, have carved the granite rim into a series of statue-like formations. One looks like a miniature Half Dome — some say the profile of a helmeted knight. Another looks like the head of a prehistoric horse facing away. A piece of the ridge looks like the back of a stegosaurus.
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