Rt. 395 May 2018 Trip – Twin Lakes

Lower Twin Lake

We started our ten day camping trip along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, off highway 395, at Twin Lakes near Bridgeport.  We were lucky to get the same site #10, I had two years ago.  Right on Robinson Creek and just a short walk to the lake.  It was so nice, we decided to stay three nights.

Kate and Charlie hiked about two miles up the mountain right next to us, while Ben and I meandered maybe 3/4 of the way, meeting them coming down.  Gorgeous views along the way while Kate was rewarded with a huge meadow at the top.  I tried my luck at fly fishing, since it was such an idyllic setting for that but only managed to get snagged here and there.  It was fun though and I got some practice in negotiation tight quarters with the fly rod.

The next day we hiked up the road to the end of the lower lake and up to the upper lake.  More amazing views, a really nice hike, around four miles round trip.  Ben did really well since it was mostly level.   Kate and Charlie did a lot of exploring up and down the creek even seeing friendly deer crossing it.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.