Looking up the road towards Laurel Lakes

The sign for Laurel Lakes trail

At the start of the trail

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Labor Day found us driving a rocky dirt road cut through a landslide of rubble into one of the most beautiful valleys I’d ever seen. We were on the trail to Laurel Lakes, over 9000ft up in eastern Sierra Nevada. Every off-road guide I have rates this as a gorgeous trip and I’d been wanting to take it for some time. There’s a good little video, more pics, a map, and the rest of the story after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »