Silver Lake rests up against the Carson Mountain Range in northern California along the border of California and Nevada. Part of the Sierra Nevadas, Silver Lake is a haven for fishers in the summertime. However, in winter, it can be a snowshoers paradise. The lake lies at 7,200 feet (2195 m) and offers peace, serenity, and breathtaking views over the 6-mile (9.7 km) course around the lake.
I zoomed in with the camera, wanting to highlight the couloir, which did have ski tracks running down it.
Majestic. Grandeur. The Sierra Nevada Mountains.
A snowshoe outing can define serenity.
Winter’s pathways for aquatic life, as well as waterfowl
Snowshoeing and xc-skiing are popular winter activities at June Lake. Where the snowplow stops clearing the road is where the fun begins, which is closer to Silver Lake than the actual June Lake.
Summer cabins sit idle.
Carson Peak dominates the viewscape above Silver Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada
A set of snowshoe tracks were laid down before me, breaking trail, making my way a little less strenuous.
The feeling of deep winter rests in my bones, while the blue sky lightens my mood.
Scenes like this harken my mind’s eye to then cue up the music: Walkin’ On a Country Road. Can you hear James Taylor?!
Eventually, I broke trail and later on walked back on my own tracks.
The Eastern Sierra gets tens of feet of snow dumped on it each winter.
Silver Lake, California, is also a popular summer destination, where fishing can be had, along with hiking.
A backcountry snowboarder laid down his tracks.
Winter sun shines, though with the gusty winds adding a chill, it felt like somewhere around 16 degrees F.
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