I remember myself a few years ago when my planned adventure went the way I didn’t expect or didn’t want. I was pissed off! With the time I started to create plan B and C and D, and you know the alphabet. It rarely helped.
When we drove to the closed road to the hike I planned, I somehow managed to not let my disappointment to ruin my weekend.
I never googled so fast. And I found the option to save the day. A day before we hiked almost the same trail but higher, this time we walked the lakes, Sardine Lakes.
As it happens, there is a trail that goes from Lower Sardine Lake north shore to the Upper Sardine Lake. And what views it has!
I don’t think I remember any other trail that has such stunning views all over it. Especially such short. The path is less than two miles. It leads you to the Upper Sardine lake via old forest road that is only could be passed by the VERY high clearance 4×4.
When you reach Upper Sardine, you can explore it for hours. There is no visible trail, but you can crawl boulders or walk the shore or do what you want. The water is so clear, you wouldn’t believe.