This winter was a Sierra snow year for the books. I’ve lived in California all my life but don’t remember a winter where it rained for three months straight. All the snow meant my Sierra objectives were looking a little bleak and buried. I brushed up on my map and compass skills with REI and hit the trail in Mokelumne Wilderness at the beginning of June. My destination was a place I’ve never been: Fourth of July Lake in the Carson Pass Management Area.
After a slightly disastrous yesterday in the Uintas, the whole hiking crew decided to alter trip plans once again. We were going to start the hike out and camp at a lake off a side trail. It was three miles from our current location at Four Lakes Basin to the destination, Wilder Lake. What could go wrong?
Photo by Adam Nutting of Hiking the Trail
From camp dinners to nights where you can’t be bothered rummage through your fridge to form an acceptable meal, there’s Fishpeople Seafood. I’ve praised the awesomeness of Fishpeople Seafood before. And today, I’m praising them again.