Friday, July 31, 2009

Lake Sabrina backpacking

I haven't posted anything for a week; sorry about that. But I have a good excuse, as I was unplugged and unwinding at 11,000 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains.

We took a 4-day, 3-night backpack trip out of the Lake Sabrina trailhead above Bishop. The trailhead is at 9,180 feet, our trail crested at 11,200 feed, and we spent most of our time at 10,975 foot Baboon Lake. Our trip route was similar to the trip marked on this map.

Although we had a few problems with mosquitos, the weather was nearly perfect, we had the lakes almost completely to ourselves, and the setting was as beautiful as any I've seen.

As a reward for the mosquitos, we were treated to vistas of snowpacks, foaming and churning waterfalls, and meadows of gorgeous wildflowers.

See more pictures of the trip here.

And here's a slideshow, if you wish:
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  1. How long did it take to get to the Baboon lakes from the Sabrina trailhead??

  2. Hi Roland, not sure I totally remember, but I believe it was about 4 hours, plus a break for lunch. We're not the fastest hikers, but it was a pretty full day for us.