Saddlebag Lake is popular with trout fishermen and hikers. Located just east of the Yosemite National Park boundary, within Inyo National Forest. Accessed by a short dirt road from Highway 120 - Tioga Pass Road. There is lodging a short drive down the eastern slope to the small town of Lee Vining.
The Lake is within the U.S. Forest Service area known as "20 Lakes Basin". Backpacking is popular here. The beginning of the hike follows the Saddlebag Lake shoreline. Going to the end of the Lake, the geology transitions from red volcanic rock to alpine meadows with wildflowers in late spring and early summer. As the trail ascends you may look back and see Mt. Conness and part of its glacier. Reaching a "Trail T" you may take the loop left or right. Total distance round trip is about 10 miles.
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Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-14 8:20
un'altra spettacolare immagine della California nella quale il paesaggio non finisce mai di sorprendere: laghi, deserti, coste oceaniche e foreste sono alcuni degli scenari che questo stato degli USA è in grado di offrirci.
Un'altro bellissimo esempio di quanto la natura sia varia in questa particolare e nota parte del mondo.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
COSTANTINO (56763) 2014-04-14 8:29
Hello my friend
what an amazing reflection
which is the original one?
nobody can understand it because if
you publish this shot looks
divorsed into two parties
but it has been so perfectly executed
Lake is popular with fishermen and
greetings from Samos island
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-04-14 8:36
Hello Ray - The symmetrically composed landscape with reflections is attractively textured by both sky and mountains adding detail and pattern. Nicely composed with no wasted space or unnecessary elements.
dta (67992) 2014-04-14 22:35
Hello Ray ,
A wonderful mountain lake , with the most specatcular reflections The sky is superb , too .
npecanhuk (66814) 2014-04-14 23:33
Very attractive place!
Beautiful picture with special regards to the colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition with interesting reflections!
TFS - congrats,
emka (80790) 2014-04-14 23:48
Beautiful view of this Yosemite lake. Amazing reflections in the still water, just perfect.
WArm regrads MAlgo
serp2000 (40612) 2014-04-15 11:28
Excellent panoramic composition! Impressive landscape, splendid colors. Is it a scanned photo?
Greetings from SoCal!
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-15 17:01
Good morning Ray
Wow, surely this is what Panorama shots were created for, such a spectacular vista.
Your shot is balanced beautifully and the use of the horizon mid shot is perfectly.
I particularly like the way the wispy elongated clouds echo the patterns of lighter rock to the right of the image. Well seen and beautifully captured
Thanks for sharing
kato (11630) 2014-04-16 6:20
You're capturing well this nature by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the range bare rock mountain and clean lake in front of it. And, the reflection projected to the lake draws out a good effect.
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-04-16 21:59
Lovely shot of the beautiful Saddlebag Lake .Nice scenery with excellent water reflection.Very well captured from a high pov.TFS.
eldancer1 (28961) 2014-04-17 10:14
Very dynamic! Looks like there's so much energy in this composition. Even the reflections. Good lighting and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (58847) 2014-04-20 0:45
Perfect divided pic. space between the real scene and the reflection of.
Beautiful sky aloft and calm water's allow such a great compo.
delpeoples (53415) 2014-04-29 3:19
Wow what a great shot, one of your best, dontcha think? Love the symmetry, the rich colours and the textures. A stunning landscape format and such magical scenery.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day