Laurel Lakes

Carol and I were taking a day off from mountain biking and decided to travel up the 4×4 road to Laurel Lakes – two lakes at 10,000′ in the Sierras. The road stair-stepped up the moraine near the bottom, then once the road began to parallel Laurel Creek, it got narrow and rocky. Several of the switchbacks required 10-point turns, rendering the road big truck-unfriendly.

Opening the barbed wire gate at the bottom of the road.
Opening the barbed wire gate at the bottom of the road.

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The road arrived above Laurel Lakes - the final descent was through a series of switchbacks.
The road arrived above Laurel Lakes – the final descent was through a series of switchbacks.
Carol found a killer  campsite on a pseudo island in the lake.
Carol found a killer campsite on a pseudo island in the lake.
Relaxing at the upper Laurel Lake.
Relaxing at the upper Laurel Lake.

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