Woods Creek and Lakes
One last look at point 3903 m. to the south. I love this time of day in the High Sierra. Our camp was in the trees along the shore on the left. it looks like you can just see the summit of Arcodectes Peak on the middle horizon.
Leaving Woods Lake BasinWoods Creek and Lakes, SEKI, Spring 2005
I really don't know why they names these lakes Woods Lakes, because really, there was not a disportunate amount of trees for the altitude, and they were not all that large. Maybe it was just a first impression.
In the Woods Lakes Basin I saw the largest Shooting Stars I have ever seen in the mountains. The blooms were enormous! I had to save a shot for them!
After a last few looks around, we got our packs on and hit the trail. We planned to go back as far as middle Paradise Valley that day, which is over 12 miles with a loss of over 5000 feet with nearly 1000 feet of gain thrown in for good measure.
It was still spring in the high country, as can be seen in this garden near Woods Lakes.