Sierra Nevada: Land of 1,000 Glacial Lakes

Sierra Nevada: Land of 1,000 Glacial Lakes

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"Among the many un-looked-for treasures that are bound up and hidden away in the depths of Sierra solitudes, none more surely charm and surprise all kinds of travelers than the glacial lakes. The forests and the glaciers and the snowy fountains advertise their wealth in a more or less telling manner even in the distance, but nothing is seen of the lakes until we have climbed above them. All the upper branches of the rivers are fairly laden with lakes, like orchard trees with fruit." -John Muir

There are roughly 1,000 named glacial lakes in the Sierra Nevada. Many others are identified by their elevation, and countless have no names at all.


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cp0915 - Dec 27, 2006 9:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful album

Reminds me that I haven't been in the Sierra since October. Hmmm.


paulbalegend - Feb 2, 2009 11:23 am - Hasn't voted


Nice pictures. They inspire me to hit up the Sierra Nevada!! I like the beer a lot, too. 8-)

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