|Trip Date: 08/22/2010
Distance: 5.7 Miles
Vertical Gain: 1200'
Group Size: 2
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
See video of hike GPX for this trip
kiosk that provides information at the trailhead was heavily damaged by
the massive amounts of snow this past winter.
the blaze trees which mark the trail were susceptible to the tough
the first mile there is a crest in the trail with a fantastic look at
the Crystal Range and Pyramid Peak to the north.
view of the lake from high above as you head down the granite is very
enticing. Especially in the spring with the waterfall
over the rocks on the south end.
lake was in full glory on this day with still waters offering a great
reflection of the waterfall cascading over the granite from snowmelt
just a little further up.
water coming out of the lake was as spectacular as the water going
in. Just a little bit past the end of the lake was the start
long series of cascades down into the valley and lakes further below.
section was amazingly similar to hiking through the Tuolumne River
Canyon in Yosemite with the water making its way over the granite.
couple shots of the cascades that we followed down the drainage canyon
toward the other Shealor Lakes.
|My hiking partner (another
Greg) contemplating the water crossing we would have to make to get to
the other lakes.
|Yours truly making the
crossing at a wide spot, that was very slippery from the moss.
|Granite scooped out by glacial
action, also reminiscent of Yosemite areas.
|At the north end of the third
of the four main Shealor Lakes.
|Crossing the outlet from the
|Cross-country climbing back up granite to head out of the canyon.|
|Greg B making his way back to
the trail high above the first Shealor Lake.
|Headed back to the trailhead
with Thunder Mountain in the distance.
|GPS Track of the full hike.|