I started a new category, “Adventures of Casper and Larry”. This category will detail Eastern Sierra hikes, and sometimes a nice place nearby to have lunch. About a week ago, Casper and I drove up in the Bishop drainage (Line St.) Here’s what it looked like along the way:
We kept going up to South Lake with the intention of trying to hike over the recent snowfall to get to Long Lake. I wasn’t sure if we could make it, but we could try! We got started about 10:30, and before Noon, we were there without too much trouble. As we approached the lake, here’s what we saw:
We kept going to the middle of the lake where my favorite picnic rock sits by the side of the lake. Here’s Casper on my favorite rock:
After about an hour break sunning ourselves in the 70 degree temperatures, we took one more set of photos of Hurd Peak. Here’s the best of the set:
So we went back the approximately 3 miles back to the parking lot at South Lake. What a nice break for the day! We only saw 1 other group while going up to Long Lake and while we were there. If you haven’t been to Long Lake yet, you have a week or two before there will probably be too much snow to reach it easily.
Mammoth Ski Club is offering a $1 test-drive for their 3 days of on-slope meetings in November, 2011. Check it out, and enter the drawing to win a free Mammoth Mountain Season Pass at www.MammothSkiClub.com