Rock Lake Snowshoe Trip

Each year I try to do a trip like this in the Indian Heaven area before the mosquitoes arrive. Snowshoe up and find a melted-out spot to camp on. I would prefer that the lake was also melted out and blue, but it is hard to get the timing exactly right for these trips

Thomas Lake is open

Early snow patches at the junction just past Thomas Lake

Eunice Lake campsite still under snow

Rock Lake

The area had been completely snow-covered get closer and then I found this spot

After relaxing at camp, we snowshoed another mile+ to Junction Lake

the campsite there was good for a break, but not ready for camping

footbridge on the PCT near Junction Lake

By the time we got back to camp, Rock Lake had melted some

Happy Campers with coffee in the morning (photo by Betsy Frazier)