August 2, 2013: We have had such a drought and it has been a while since Two Buttes Lake has had water. Just a few weeks ago I was there and I took some pictures of Black Hole from the cliff side and some pictures of the mountain from both sides. There was no water in the lake then. It just looked like a swamp full of green swamp grass.
When I heard that two Buttes lake had 14 feet of water, I wanted to get a picture of it right away. This picture was taken August 2, 2013. Today I drove all around the area looking for a good place to get a nice picture of the water and the mountain in the picture at the same time and a Colorado Park Ranger directed me to this spot. He confirmed that the lake had 14 feet of water. I lucked out further for a good shot, when I saw two people rowing a canoe right when I was taking the picture. I had never seen this area of the lake before and I was thrilled to get this shot with my new little $99.00 Canon. I was so happy with this picture, I put my name on it.