Continuing the tale of how I spent my August...
Still in training for carrying serious packs with several days' gear and food, we took ourselves to the Bishop Creek area, found a campsite (sadly, this one had mosquitoes. Even in August of a dry year, a wet grassy meadow by a stream has mosquitoes), and did a couple more good hikes.
Our first expedition was to the Tyee Lakes, located on the ridge between South Lake and Sabrina Lake. It was new to all of us, but the series of four lakes was touted as being worth the climb.
The trail started right up.
|More old trees |
The first lake, as we were warned in the guidebook, was pretty enough, but nothing really special. The best part for a photographer may have been the grasses at one end.
|Large, flat (for a mountain top), and offering great views in all directions.|
|To the north, I could see the Paiute Pass area and, the highest thing on the horizon, Mt. Humphreys.|
|You can't see it, but behind the low ridge there is at least one more lake farther up the basin. Someday I'll go back and take a look.|