This cycling season I've made it a point to mix it up and do a little trail running or hiking up in the mountains each week. It's been great cross training and I've loved getting up in the beautiful high country.
The first trip was up to Bluff Lake above the South Fork of Bishop Creek. I did it on a lark, and did not bring a camera - or much food, but I was hooked!
The second outing took me up above Lundy Lake towards Oneida Lake.
An old powerline to the Lundy mine.
Looking back down to Lundy Lake.
Next up were the Marie Louise Lakes above South Lake.
These lakes are in the popular Rock Creek drainage, but off the beaten path.
The next week I headed up to lower Lamarck Lake and the first Wonder Lake from North Lake.
The first Wonder Lake.
Today I was joined by my buddy Jim T and we visited Fern Lake above the June Lake Loop.
Had another nice beach, and in fact the entire lake, all to ourselves.
Head to the hills for good health and a happy demeanor!
Smartest "training" decision I've made this year.