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Was a great solo trip. Perhaps my best ever. Perfect weather, and not a single mosquito anywhere. Few people, except on the weekend. Island Lake was crowded with weekend people (including boy and girl scout troops) but I had my favorite spot, Hidden Lake, just over the hill (no signs, no trails)  all to myself.  Keeping in contact with Tom & others with my inReach made it even more interesting. I was out in the boonies for six days. From Glacier Lakes to Carr Lake was the area covered.

Photos below were all taken with my new Pentax WG2+GPS camera, that Tom bought me for my birthday. The six lakes in the Five Lakes Basin have no names, so I will give the latitude & longitude of each of the six lakes.

Here is Glacier Lake (N39° 23'  58"   W120° 33' 26"):



The six unnamed lakes in the Five Lakes Basin: (N39°24'22"W120°33'54"):



(N39°24'35" W120.33'45"):



(N39°24'29" W120°33'25"):



(N39°24'27" W120°33"23"):



(N39°24'27" W120°33"23):



(N39°24"27' W120°33'32"):



Below, is the most east lake and I assume it's the lake not counted in the Five Lakes Basin. It is the smallest late of the six lakes in the Five Lakes Basin:
(N39°24"22' W120°33'12"):



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Aren't solo trips great? Lovely pics, by the way. Looks like you had perfect weather  :)  Love the lakes!

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Aren't solo trips great? Lovely pics, by the way. Looks like you had perfect weather  :)  Love the lakes!

Some of them were great swimming lakes. I love to take a swim after a long hike.

Looks like I somehow put in the same lake twice. Oh well, NBD.

Here are a few more:

(Downey Lake @ N39°23'38" W120°23'55"):



Island Lake (N39°24' 3" W120°37'20"):


And my favorite place in the boonies, Hidden Lake (no signs, no trails @ N39°24'7.5"  W120.37'25.5"):



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I am glad that you had a great time. The lakes look inviting for a swim. No mosquitoes, and warm weather. What more could you ask for!
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I'm jealous I was not able to get time off from work
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I'm jealous I was not able to get time off from work

Try for next year, around the same time of year.

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I always have trouble looking up (looking at wildflowers ) or past the lakes away from the trout.  Very beautiful area.  I took my young grandson into a lake (he was 8) it had the same thing not a single mosquito!

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