Sierra Nevada 2002

Deer Creek to Purple Lake

Thursday, August 15, 2002

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Thu. 8-15-02

Fairly easy day—8 miles from Deer Creek to Purple Lake.  We’re camped above the south side of the lake near the JMT.  Met a ranger here at the lake—the first backcountry ranger since Benson Lake!


While hiking, there were views of the Silver Divide and Fish Canyon, smoke still blocked distant views.


Trail and typical terrain

Fish Creek valley and the Silver Divide


Purple Lake


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