8 Comments

  1. Adam Bearson
    Adam Bearson June 10, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Thank you for the tips! One question:
    Any lakes, creeks, etc that for one reason or another you would not swim in?
    Thank you
    A

  2. Jack
    Jack June 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Hey Ray,
    Thanks!
    We’re gonna be ready for a nice hot soak by the time we hit Muir Trail Ranch. I’m sure the llamas can find something to do for 1/2 hour or so…looks like some decent meadows in the area for them as well.
    Cheers, jc

  3. Robert Perkins
    Robert Perkins June 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Great post Ray! I can concur on Rae Lakes being warmer than other Sierra Lakes, although when everything is ice cold, warmer is a relative term! There is a little island in Middle Rae Lake that for some reason picks up warmth from the sun or some unknown spring, but Its pretty nice. Bear Creek has some awesome swimming holes as well. My favorite jumping spot is the ledge at Guitar Lake. It’s always inviting towards the end of a trip if its warm enough.

  4. John Ladd
    John Ladd June 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

    If you look at the Warm Lake link that Ray took from me, switch it to satellite view.

  5. Richard
    Richard June 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

    When examining terrain, I prefer (and recommend) GPSvisualizer’s sandbox drawing tool. The variety of maps you can switch among is better, and easier to use now that Google has hidden terrain view in different interfaces. Most useful are the topo maps when looking at backcountry trails.
    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/?type=CALTOPO_USGS&zoom=15&center=37.234713,-118.882715

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