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Trip Date:  08/22/2010

: 3.0 Miles

Vertical Gain: 500'

Group Size: 6
Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard   Strenuous
Lake Shealor Hike
Lake Shealor Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 39.324, W 120 08.094     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 88 to the Shealor Lakes parking area a little more than 5 1/2 miles east of the junction with Mormom Emigrant Trail.  
Hazards of Note:   Weather in this area can change quickly so be prepared for various temperatures and rain.

Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  This is a short, popular hike with a pristine alpine lake and great views into the Caples Creek Canyon drainage area.
General Notes:
From the parking area head west up the trailhead, and follow the dirt path until the terrain changes to granite.  Follow the marked path from this point up to a ridge with views north into the Caples Creek area, and then continue down and to the south, winding slowly down to the lake.

Skyelin and Dustin at the trailhead. Skye and Dustin at TH
The group headed out on the trail to the lake.
On the trail
Annie and Dustin making progress. Annie and Dustin hiking
Dustin on a point high above the lake. Dustin on the trail
A saddle we climbed up on the way offered expansive views to the west.
Vistas galore
Our first view of the lake, as well as the same view in a thunderous rain. First view of the lake     First view of the lake in a storm
Tristan and Sierra enjoying the lake setting. Tristan and Sierra at the lake
The boys taking in the scenery.
Tristan and Dustin at the lake
Sierra enjoying the lake setting. Sierra at the lake
Skye at the lake getting her knee bandaged. Skye at the lake
Sierra on her way back up from the lake. Hiking back up from the lake bowl
Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range from along the hike. Pyramid Peak
The storm that caught us the second time to the lake. Thunderstorm
GPS Track of the full hike. GPS Track of Hike