Bear Creek Trail
August 5th --- Bear Creek Trail located in Mono Co Ca. in the high sierras .
We started our adventure with dinner at a wonderful little resort called Vermilion Resort , located at Edison Lake approximately 55 miles east of Fresno Ca. on highway 168 . The food here is very good and reasonably priced . The folks working here are very friendly and helpful . The hikers for the most part are thru hikers who stop off here for resupply . The beer is cold the wine good ! Evening bond fire is warm and magnetic as it draws campers for an exchange of hiking stories .
Our trail began at the diversion dam after a short 4 wheel drive adventure across granite trail . We hiked north east for approx. 9 miles to the PCT trail and then south east for a few miles , making base camp 22 degrees north east of Mt Hooper at the 9000 ft. elevation on the PCT. We day hiked up to Rose Lake located south west of base camp at the 10500. ft. elevation . The lake was beautiful , the fishing -- not so good .All and all the adventure was great , views spectacular , my travel companions -- the best --- Leah , her father Wayne , and my dog Sierra .The weather was great for hiking with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 30s
I celebrated my74th. birthday
August 8th. with my friends
and a fine cigar and brandy .
below granite trail leading to diversion dam
below is Sierra
Leah and dad Wayne
Sierra below showing off her skill as a trail carrying 15 lbs.
Myself and Sierra resting
Sierra guarding Wayne as he fishes below.
This lady was camping alone at the lake .
Sierra making friends again below.
66 year old hiker below traveling alone .