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Re: Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)

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avatar Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)
July 13, 2014 07:11PM
Pictures from a weekend backpack to Nelson Lake.

1) There are mosquitoes but they're not all that bad, except in areas that still have standing water. So, the outlet area of Nelson Lake had quite a few mosquitoes, but camping on the ridge above the outlet area...not bad, and I didn't use DEET.
2) Went swimming in Nelson, and on the way back in Elizabeth. Not bad water temperatures.
3) Tuolumne Meadows looks more like mid-late August than July, it's turning fairly brown. Higher up, more like late July/early August, things are still green up there.

Pics...Tuolumne Meadows:

Elizabeth Lake, from above:

Sierra crest, from the pass:

Nelson Lake:

Upper Echo Creek Valley:

Meadow just east of Elizabeth Lake:

Re: Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)
July 14, 2014 07:47AM
Nice Photos! Especially like the Elizabeth Lake photo. Nelson looks to be shrinking quite a bit.
avatar Re: Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)
July 14, 2014 08:30AM
A large sandy area is normal on the inlet side of Nelson. Here's a picture from the lakeshore, closer to the outlet:

There was some flow from the outlet.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/2014 08:35AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)
July 16, 2014 06:52AM
Some would call it a beach. tongue sticking out smiley
(quite common)
tongue sticking out smiley

Ground Control to Mr. Tom:
Tanks for Sharon

Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Nelson Lake Backpack (pics)
July 30, 2014 11:08AM
Lovely! Thank you! So nice to see that area again.
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