|Camp at Izaak Walton Lake|
|found this old cache stored between some pines|
|view into Tully Hole|
|Izaak Walton Lake|
Continuation of a trip to the Sierra Nevada back in August:
After Camo and I set up camp at what we thought was Hortense Lake, we decided to do some afternoon exploring. According to the map, there should have been another big lake adjacent to the one we were camped at. After hiking to the other side, the other lake was nowhere to be seen. We had views down into Tully Hole, but couldn't figure out where the other lake was located. Camo hiked back to camp and I decided to investigate a bit. After wandering around for a half hour or so, I found a small stream whose source had to be another lake up above. Sure enough, I found another large lake, looked at the map, and concluded Hortense Lake was in another small valley about a half mile or mile from where we were camped. We were actually camped at Izaak Walton Lake, and then the map made sense. After hiking back to camp, I told Camo where we were. It didn't really matter. We were away from anything and everything, with great views, and that was all that mattered. We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening lounging around camp, talking, and watching the light change off the surrounding granite peaks.