DATE: Saturday, August 19, 2023

[Note: This has been rescheduled from July to later in the season. RSVP to Tom Reyes ASAP!]

LEADER: Tom Reyes
LEVEL: Strenuous due to elevation of 10,000 ft.
DESCRIPTION: View a huge diversity of wildflowers in a beautiful setting of alpine lakes and meadows. Located at the convergence of granite and metamorphic rock types and nestled between Mt. Conness, Shepherds Crest and Tioga Crest, this basin is a gem of the High Sierra. We will take the water taxi across Saddlebag Lake to surpass a 1.5 mile hike along talus (or not if you’re up for it!). The water taxi costs $13 per person round trip/$8 one-way.
MEETING PLACE: Meet at Saddlebag Lake Resort located up a well marked dirt road 2 miles east of Tioga Pass. People who choose to hike around the lake can meet the group at the water taxi drop off.
TIME: 9:30am. People who choose to hike around the lake can find us slowly botanizing our way away from the dock shortly after 10am.


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