After our Virginia Lakes hike we drove further north on Highway 395. After a lunch stop in Bridgeport (where I had a sandwich called the “Kaiser Soze“) we continued to Twin Lakes, which had been recommended to us.
Why it had been recommended I don’t recall, but in terms of landscape and fall colors, it was a disappointment. There’s a camping resort at the end of the lake and it greets visitors with the usual barrage of signs and warnings – “don’t do this, don’t park here, day hikers get out, etc.”
Twin Lakes appeared to be a starting point for some great hikes, but other than that, we couldn’t see why it was a recommended visit. Perhaps when you want to angle and catch some fish – it appeared that like many other lakes, Twin Lakes is stocked with fish to entertain visitors with a fishing rod. We came to the conclusion that the recommendation perhaps was for the Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Anyway, enough of the ranting. By the time we drove back south the sun was getting low enough in the west to nicely illuminate the fall-colored aspens of Dunderberg Meadows that are so easily visible right from the Highway, it’s almost a shame. One has to do absolutely nothing but pull up to the shoulder of the road and take out the camera. Which doesn’t change the magnificence of the aspen colors, glowing in their backlit autumn splendor, of course.
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