Gaylor Lakes Hike Photos in Late Summer
Although I have a select few photos from this hike, unfortunately I misplaced the majority of images of the trail and hike itself. I intend to make this trip again soon when the valleys are more green. I will add images then. However, please do enjoy these scenes from my first Gaylor Lakes hike.
This trailhead was easy for me to miss – I passed it so many times on the way east to Lee Vining and 395. The parking lot is on your right, just after the park entrance (when coming in from the east).
Views – Gaylor Lakes Hike
The trail itself is short, but starts to ascend rapidly. At higher elevations you being to appreciate the sweeping views of Mount Dana and the sparse Eastern Sierra.
Once you reach the crest and continue hiking over the other side, you’ll notice beautiful views of Gaylor Peak and Lakes. In addition to a fascinating abandoned silver mine you can hike to, you can also spot nature details such as colorful lichen on the surrounding rocks. I’m not sure, but these appear to be shale.
I believe the mine was at the far end of the upper lake. In my opinion it’s worth making the extra effort to trek up there. As mentioned earlier, I really do hope to return to this area when it’s more green. I’m still trying to determine when that is.
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