Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dardanelles Lake Hike

It was a picture perfect day for a high Sierra hike to Dardanelles Lake,  7.6 mile RT with about 1400' of elevation gain.  The trailhead begins at a parking lot off Hwy 89 and follows the Tahoe Rim Trail to Big Meadow.

The trail rated moderate has some initial switchbacks but is mostly a gradual steady climb to a summit at about the half-way point.  The trail sharply descends to a small watershed then slowly climbs over another high point before arriving at Dardanelles Lake.

Dardanelles Lake is considered one of the more picturesque high Sierra lakes by many hikers.

Eighteen hikers participated in this hike on a beautiful blue sky day with temps in the high 70s.

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From Dardanelles Lake Hike

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