Grizzly Lake in the Trinity Alps

DSC02862.jpgI did not go on many backpacking trips in the Summer of 2017. I had just gotten back from a three week trip hitchhiking to Alaska and I had my two week Sierra High Route trip planned at the end of the Summer. I was also quite busy with my job running Ridge Runners Nature Day Camp in Pleasanton.

Luckily I made it out to the Trinity Alps one weekend though, which is quite a long drive from the Bay Area. We chose to do Grizzly Lake, and it took about 6 hours to get to the trailhead. (mostly because we drove a Prius and the going was slow on the dirt road, there were a few sketchy sections but the Prius came away unscathed) When we got to the trailhead there were a few trucks and a Subaru but no other sedans.

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Grizzly Falls from afar

 

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Ira on the Uke
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most of the trip is on trail but the half mile is a class 1-2 scramble up large boulders
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Grizzly Lake draining over into Grizzly Falls
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sunset over the valley
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Sunset from our campsite on the other side of Grizzly Falls
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milky way over grizzly falls
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headed back the next day

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Overall it was a short but beautiful trip filled with meadows and wildflowers that rival the high meadows of the Sierra without all of the people.

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