Short loop hike in Lakes Basin near Graeagle

Karen and I did a short loop hike in Lakes Basin today. I had thought we might do a longer loop hike that goes on the west side of Long Lake, but as we climbed from the trailhead up towards Big Bear Lake we were soon trail finding on solid snow. We passed by the picturesque lakes of Big Bear, Little Bear, Cub, and Long Lakes. I like this area and hope to get back for some further trail exploration.

Long Lake and Mt. Elwell

Tantalizingly, there was an unfound geocache on top of Mt. Elwell. I think the hike was doable, but Karen does not enjoy snow hiking. That’s another reason to return.

Lakes Basin 2011 photo gallery

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