Twin Lakes Trip - hike two to Green Lake
posted in September, 2019
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The Green Lake area & terrain were new to all of us. The drive there took about an hour, heading south on 395 from Bridgeport for five miles, and then turning west, cruising uphill on a dirt road for ten miles, a desolate & scenic drive.
On the walk the ground was a lot softer today compared to yesterday's often rocky ground. It was an 8 mile round trip with maybe 1,000 ft. of gain. This walk generated a lot of positive comments from the hikers as the day progressed.
Green Lake is at 8,945 ft.
note: you can zoom in on any part of a photo by left clicking in & then out again. (all photos are shown in the order taken)
|group photo||Andy and Chris||we've been friends for awhile||Andy & Rich|
|big Junipers||mountain mahogany|
|small creek||keeping a decent pace|
|a tree with a bad case of..||..woodpeckers||distant view|
|easy walking, sometimes||tricky creek crossing||lunch spot|
|Green Lake, see note||the falls across the lake||highest visible part of the falls|
note - our lunch spot was in the SW corner of the lake. When we first encountered this lake, just after Rich's improvised creek crossing, we were at the SE corner, and the wind was right into our faces & unbearable, maybe at 30 mph or more ?
Patrick and Victoria steered us to the left to a nearly wind-free overlook of the Lake, and our lunch spot.
On the walk back -
|2 year old Elise, see note 1||spent thistle|
|not completely spent||less technical walking today|
|walking break||butterscotch tree, see note 2||same flavorful tree|
|natural settings...||leaves losing pigments in fall|
note 1 - Elise at 2 is using an Ipad.....what is the world coming to ? But she also takes in the scenery and catches a nap once in a while, at least I hope so......
I have to admit that I don't really know because I only see Patrick & Victoria & Elise at the start of a hike and not again until lunch, because they are such strong hikers.
note 2 - Linda told me to put my nose into the crack of the giant bark 'panels' on this Ponderosa Pine, which I did, and it definitely has the aroma of butterscotch.
Twin Lakes Trip - hike one to Barney Lake
Twin Lakes Trip - hike three to Mine Creek and Lakes
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