Hiking in the Sierra mountains is certainly a bucket list kind of experience. I feel fortunate to live only a half days car ride away. In the middle of a 5 day backpacking adventure we camped at Garnet Lake. It’s not too difficult to get here and can be done as a day hike for those without the time to spend. But to meander in the mountains, taking the time to explore and really appreciate this incredible environment, is what it’s all about. Here, I arose before light, got bundled up, grabbed my equipment and went off down the slope to the lake. What a treat to watch the dawning light waking up the mountain from its nighttime hiding.
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