Rattlesnake Creek, Kern Canyon, and Little Five Lakes 2015

Big Arroyo to Little Five Lakes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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There are two groups of five lakes in this area, one called "Big Five Lakes" and the other "Little Five Lakes."  On our route, we visited four of the five Little Five Lakes, and camped at the highest of these.  This was our highest camp of the trip.

Journal Entry:  No more rain yesterday, just a couple of sprinkles again this morning.  Easy hike up past Little Five Lakes to the highest one at about 10,750 ft., our highest camp of the trip.  Pretty smoky all afternoon, we can barely see the Kaweahs from here mid-afternoon.  Tomorrow we go over Black Rock Pass to Spring Lake.

lowest of the Little Five Lakes (10,265 ft)

second lake near trail (10,419 ft)

third lake near trail (10,476 ft)

high Little Five Lake (10,741 ft), Black Rock Pass

campsite at the high lake

resident pika right near my tent!

somewhat hazy view of the Kaweahs and two of the
Little Five Lakes below our campsite

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