The Big Pine Lakes are a bunch of Nine lakes (including Summit Lake and Black lake) on the North Fork of Big Pine Creek from the Glacier Lodge Trailhead.
It is a very popular trail that we managed to get a backpacking permit for during the busy 4th of July weekend.
|Third lake of the Seven Big Pine lakes|
|Trailhead map showing the Big Pine Lakes loop|
|Second Lake with Temple Crag in the background|
|Wide angle view of Second Lake|
|View of the Palisade Range - Mt Sill, Polemonium Pk, V-notch, North Palisade, Starlight, U-notch and Thunderbolt pk.|
|Another view of the Fourth Lake|
|Black Lake on the loop back|
|View of First and Second Lakes on the way back from Black Lake|
|First and Second Lakes, Temple Crag and the Palisade Range as seen from the hike|
|One of the many wildflowers adorning the trail|
|Approaching Glacier Lodge on the North Fork of Big Pine Creek|
|A quick stop at Convict Lake on the drive back|