July 12-13, 1999
This was my first solo trip, and first trip with a real backpacking backpack I might add!
I hiked up to Pear Lake for just one night. It's a beautiful lake, basically a big granite
bathtub in the shadow of Alta Peak. Along the trail are three other lakes, Heather,
Aster, and Emerald and an amazing viewpoint at a granite spire called the Watchtower.
The trail is dubbed the Lakes Trail and it begins at Wolverton. It is about 7 miles up to
Pear with an elevation gain of 2,700 feet.
|View from the Watchtower looking northeast across Tokopah
Valley and towards the granite expanse called the Tablelands
|Granite exfoliation at the
|Dead Pine along the trail