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Young lakes
August 07, 2011 02:42PM
Went to Young Lakes from Toulumne Meadows this weekend and really enjoyed the scenery. Blue skies and perfect weather. The blood suckers were out, and a head net was very useful.

Upper young lake.

Snow field spilling into upper lake.

Looking back towards the lower two lakes

Same shot at sunset.
Re: Young lakes
August 07, 2011 03:07PM
Nice! Thanks for posting. Can never get enough of high country scenery.
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August 07, 2011 04:54PM
Very nice! In comparison, here are some shots from 8/14/09:

Dry as a bone!

Apart from the skeeters, I'm really enjoying the late-season snowfields.
Re: Young lakes
August 09, 2011 08:55PM
The next time I hike out there, I'll probably bring a book to read while lounging around the white sand beach at the lower lake and maybe have lunch on the island you can walk out to on the upper lake.
Re: Young lakes
August 07, 2011 09:45PM
Did you climb up to Conness from there? That's a great hike!

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Re: Young lakes
August 08, 2011 08:45AM
Balza, Originally I hoped to climb Mt Conness, but when I started to feel the altitude at 10200 and developed quarter sized blisters, I figured 12600 Mt conness would be too much. My dad (he's 66) and I did Clouds Rest the previous day and were both pretty spent.

QITNL Here's some more shots from Young Lake if you're interested. I really enjoyed that spot, and it wasn't too crowded considering the throngs of people in the park.

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August 07, 2011 11:25PM
I have - yes - not to hijack Carl's thread. A very nice hike, I agree. Ragged Peak is a real fun scramble, too.

His shots just reminded me how much fun it would be to break up the talus with a little hiking on snow. Looks like I might have missed that opportunity for this year, but you never know.

PS - Carl, if you got more shots, post or send a link when you can pull them off your camera. Thanks again.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2011 12:27AM by QITNL.
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August 09, 2011 07:15AM
Tanks for sharon carl.

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