Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heading up to the Sierras

We're leaving in the morning for a fishing and relaxation trip to the Eastern Sierras.  We've never been able to go in September before, so it'll be interesting to see how many other people there will be. When I got online to make the site reservations, we had no difficulty picking our favorite sites.

Little Lakes Basin in the John Muir Wilderness
Our first stop will be along Rock Creek, at the East Fork Campground.  It's only a couple of miles from where I shot the above photo the last time we were there.  Don intends to a)fish Rock Creek, b) fish Rock Creek Lake, and c) hike into the John Muir Wilderness again to Little Lakes Basin to fish as many of the little lakes he can.  I'll be going with him on that hike - it's a really easy hike from the Mosquito Flats trailhead into the wilderness.  I intend to a) read, b)cross stitch, and c)do nothing.

Carson Peak, seen from Oh Ridge Campground at June Lake
Our second stop will be at Silver Lake Campground on the June Lake Loop.  In the past, we've always stayed at Oh Ridge Campground overlooking June Lake, but this time we'll stay at Silver Lake Campground.  In the above photo, it would be at the base of and to the right of the large mountain.  Don intends to a) fish Silver Lake, b) fish Rush Creek, c)fish Grant Lake, d)fish Gull Lake,  e)fish June Lake, and f) go up the Tioga Pass road towards the Yosemite National Park west entrance and fish Saddlebag Lake.  I'll go with him on that trip. In addition, I intend to a)read, b)cross stitch, and c)do nothing.

Sounds like a great trip, doesn't it?!  We won't have hookups, and I won't have internet access, so I'll post pics in about a week and a half. 


Sue Malone said...

The East Side of the Sierras! As magnificent as anywhere in the world, in my opinion, a good place to go after filling your eyes with the far north. It surely won't disappoint.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sounds like a great trip, have fun!

Merikay said...

Have fun. This is the life you retired for.