In this episode of Twylaworld, we head up to almost 7000 feet to some nice and refreshing alpine lakes for swimming and toe dipping. It’s 107 degrees in the Sacramento Valley, so it’s time to head up into the Sierra for some cooler temps. The snow is FINALLY starting to disappear!
A six mile round trip hike didn’t sound like a big deal when I looked at the map, but you are going to climb 1633 feed in the three miles in and there are lots of boulder steps to traverse. You will really work for this swim, but its TOTALLY worth it! There are three large lakes that are very close together with a fourth smaller lake that is tucked between the second and third large lake. The second lake is the largest and most popular for backpackers. The water is clear and oh so refreshing!
Take your lunch, swimmin’ britches, sunscreen, bug spray and water. There is a place to filter water along the way if you run out. The views are spectacular and the lakes are crystal clear!
I would consider this hike on the harder side.
I want to go back and camp next time!