Last Sunday and Monday nights Duke and I went camping south of Lake Tahoe in the Sierras. The skies were smoke free and the scenery was stunning.
Sunday we camped in Middle Creek campground just below Upper Blue Lake. Our campsite was right next to a stream. We could see little fish jumping in the nearest pool.
After setting up camp we hiked to nearby Granite Lake.
Monday we drove to the Highland Lakes area just south of Ebbett’s Pass. We had another great campsite. We could see the lake in the distance.
The drive home on Tuesday took us about two hours. Reno and our house are totally buried in smoke from the wildfires near us and in California.
The only bad thing about this trip was that the battery in our new Ford truck was dead both mornings. The truck had to be jump started. We have an appointment to take it in for repairs in a couple of weeks.
2 thoughts on “California Sierras Camping – Lower Blue Lake and Highland Lakes – Hiking to Granite Lake”
How do you find all these beautiful campgrounds? Do you use the internet or a book or do you just have the best luck ever?
We find promising looking areas or campgrounds on the map. (We use both a detailed state atlas and Gaia GPS) and then when we get there we drive around and explore. So a lot of it is luck.