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Bishop Pass

The Bishop Pass Trail starts on its east end at South Lake near Bishop, California. The popular hike leads past a stunning row of alpine lakes, most of which are excellent fishing spots. The trail gradually gains elevation, culminating at…
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Mt. Agassiz

Mount Agassiz stands at 13,893 feet above sea level, along the Sierra Crest. Swiss-born Louis Agassiz was a man of many sciences, trained as a geologist and biologist, but perhaps his most well-known work was his founding of the science…
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Mono Pass

Mono Pass sits above the Little Lakes Valley, the only way to exit the valley by trail. The Mono Pass Trail provides relatively easy access to the interior of the Sierra Nevada, starting out at over 10,000 feet in elevation….
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Little Lakes Valley

The Little Lakes Valley lies at the end of the gorgeous Rock Creek road, which ventures high into the High Sierra from Tom’s Place along Highway 395. The trailhead at Mosquito Flat is at 10,300 feet, one of the highest…
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Two Medicine Lake

The term “Two Medicine” derives from a long-ago tale from Blackfeet lore, in which two bands of Blackfeet both unexpectedly selected the site and met at the outlet of Two Medicine Lake in their annual search for the location of…
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Stepchild Lake

Stepchild Lake is the unofficial name of this lake in the Two Medicine Region of Glacier. The name is a play on the names of officially named lakes such as Old Man Lake, Young Man Lake and Boy Lake. Stepchild…
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Rising Wolf Mountain

Rising Wolf is the largest peak in the Two Medicine area at 9,513 feet and dominates the scenery on the drive into Two Medicine. Rising Wolf was the Blackfeet given name for early frontiersman Hugh Monroe, who lived amongst the…
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Upper Two Medicine Lake

Upper Two Medicine Lake is a classic example of a glacial lake in the characteristic U-shaped valley. There is a backcountry campground at the foot of the lake, but traveling cross-country any further than that requires wading in its icy…
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Dawson-Pitamakan Loop

Dawson-Pitamakan is a hiker’s dream. Three mountain passes, several alpine lakes and a three mile stretch along the continental divide are the highlights of this epic trail. The circuit essentially circumnavigates enormous Rising Wolf Mountain and the matterhorn of Flinsch…
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Twin Lakes

This view from atop Fusillade Mountain shows a pair of basin lakes named Twin Lakes. These lakes are easily visible from Fusillade, Dragon’s Tail, Heavy Runner, Citadel Mountain and Reynolds Mountain, but not visible from anywhere else. Fusillade Mountain, the…
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