It just doesn't look that far, does it? Rest assured that peak would take a while to summit. The first 14er that we did is behind at that peak.
This zoomed in picture and later pictures I post may give more perspective on the size of the mountains and the surrounding areas.
This lake actually wasn't as cold as a lake we went into at a similar elevation last year when we hiked mount Sneffels. By we I mean me and my brother. Even though it was snowing on us most of the day and snowed a bunch when we left, we took the opportunity to get in the lake. These pictures are from the day before the snow.