July 3 – It is a Winner

Those who seek beauty will find it.
~Bill Cunningham

Sallie Keyes Lakes to Squaw Lake
22 miles

I am a lucky hiker.

I am sitting cross-legged on a shoreline at what I think is the most lovely lake in the entire Sierras. Why is this one so special?
-the alpine glow at sunset
-the circle of mountains
-deep blue water
-and the peace that emulates

And……wait for it…..I am the only one here….

Seriously…

Earlier today I stopped at Bear Ridge above Lake Edison, because I had cell service. After spending a couple hours checking in at home and posting blog entries I had to hoof it to make my destination for the day.

I came into camp about 8:00 pm expecting the Squaw Lake to be packed with hikers. I worked for this sunset.

The trail today passed over both Selden and Silver passes.

Ya it was pretty great.

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6 Comments

  1. Yep, pretty darn beautiful.

  2. Just caught up on your 1st 5 days. Totally awesome! What an amazingly blue sky!

  3. I totally understand that smile today! Absolutely lovely photos too.

  4. I like the straw hat but it seems to be out of place??? 😉

    -GoalTech

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