Beautiful Alpine Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Range

November 17, 2022

2022 August 28 - a7  Eastern Sierra Nevada's  Sabrina Trailhead to Hungry Packer Lake  Blue Lake 1

2022 August 29 - a12  Eastern Sierra Nevada's  Sabrina Trailhead to Hungry Packer Lake  Scenery  Drunken Sailor Lake  Lupine 1

Photographer: Cindy Todd  

Summary Author: Cindy Todd  

Blue Lake, shown above at top, is about 3 miles (5 km) from the Sabrina Lake Trailhead in the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s, part of Inyo National Forest. But it's a steep uphill climb the entire way. It’s worth it, thought! Blue Lake just appears out of nowhere and is a simply gorgeous alpine lake, with nearby granite peaks jutting up towards the sky.

After camping the night, I hiked to Hungry Packer Lake (bottom photo). You can see Picture Peak in the background at right center. The hike from Blue Lake is about 3.5 miles (6 km), however it’s a relatively easy hike. Along the way, you’ll see several other alpine lakes before viewing Picture Peak, standing at 13,140 feet (4005 m) in elevation. Hiking in this area is stunning! Photos taken on August 28 and 29, 2022, respectively.


Inyo National Forest, California Coordinates: 37.3159, -118.4722

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