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Chocolate Lakes 08/12/16

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Chocolate Lakes 08/12/16  Reply with quote

It has been over a year since I camped out at Chocolate Lakes and attempted Cloud Ripper being unsuccesful I bagged Chocolate Peak instead. This time around it was nice to re-visit the beauty of Chocolate lakes that bring peace and serenity to this crazy world we live in.



As always the Lakes are amazing with their beautiful reflections of the surrounding trees and mountains.


selfie at Long Lake


cute little ducklings


Charlotte's Web


Chocolate Peak inthe background



amazing views


I love ripples in the water


It was so hot I had to take a dip in the water!


sweet bumblebee


Bishop is a great  place to visit!  Actually any where in the Eastern Sierras is beautiful with it's majestic mountains and lakes.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Chocolate Lakes Reply with quote

We did the Chocolate Lakes loop back in 2006.  We lost the trail on the descent to Ruwau Lake and started boulder hopping down. About halfway, I looked to my right and saw a perfectly maintained trail.  Where did that come from? It's a great hike in beautiful country. Thanks for the post!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Chocolate Lakes Reply with quote

RichardK wrote:
We did the Chocolate Lakes loop back in 2006.  We lost the trail on the descent to Ruwau Lake and started boulder hopping down. About halfway, I looked to my right and saw a perfectly maintained trail.  Where did that come from? It's a great hike in beautiful country. Thanks for the post!


I'm sorry to hear you got off trail. The chocolate lakes trail is pretty well maintained but then narrows as you get pass Chocolate Peak. I camped out last year by Chocolate Peak, just beneath Cloud Ripper.  We did the loop passed Ruwau Lake and its very beautiful. You should have followed the trail that goes along the lake.  

Anyways, glad you made it out alive Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Chocolate Lakes Reply with quote

Oh, the boulder hoping was fun and we regained the trail soon enough. We like to take pictures of the same things.  Here are a few of mine from 2006. We think alike.






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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at Ruwau lake a couple years ago and somehow lost the trail too. I ended up backtracking to Long Lake and then out.
That first view of Long Lake is one of the best in the Sierras. I really like that trail/loop.


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