Selden Pass, Marie Lake, John Muir Wilderness

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    If you are familiar with the Eastern Sierra / Hwy 395 corridor, Marie Lake and Selden Pass lie 20 miles due west of Rovana. Hiking from North Lake over Piute Pass, it's probably 30 miles by foot to get to this spot.

    A fast moving cold front blew in some clouds, but left the lake mirror-calm until after sundown. There was scuttle along the trail of huge trout here, and some guys I talked to the next day at Heart Lake and Sallie Keys Lakes were quitting and hiking out, exhausted after days of catch and release action.

    At 10,880', Selden isn't the most bad-ass pass in the Sierra, but man, what a spot. This is looking SSW at the pass and Mt. Senger (12,286') above and to the left.


    rosiespoonerphotos, Frans.Sellies, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. rosiespoonerphotos 47 months ago | reply

      Wow what unusual colours. Love the reflections.

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    2. Goldpaint Photography 47 months ago | reply

      Beauty, Steve! I'm dying to get up to Thousand Island Lake! This image makes me miss it that much more. I'm going to start praying to the sun gods to melt that snow ASAP.
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    3. SteveD. 47 months ago | reply

      I hear you. Looks buried up there - drove up 395 yesterday. I heard Dana Meadow (Tioga entrance to Yosemite) has 7' snowpack.

    4. Philip Kuntz 47 months ago | reply

      Spectacular scene captured superbly Steve. Kiler light, reflections and tones. Fabulous shot!

    5. andrew-M 47 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot !

    6. bodiver 47 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable Steve! This one is magic.

    7. jcc55883 47 months ago | reply

      Reflections are killer!!

    8. Olancha Peak 47 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I am glad the forecast is for warm weather, getting into the 90's in the eastern sierra in a few days. That'll get the snow melting but for Kirkwood and Alpine to offer skiing on July 4th weekend, you know it will be in to August before we can get in to many of the upper passes! This place looks like a nice place to visit.

    9. SteveD. 47 months ago | reply

      I'm feeling for the northbound PCT hikers - they should be closing in on some of these spots right about now, nothing to do but keep trudging through the snow...

    10. D Breezy - 47 months ago | reply

      beautiful reflections. really pleasing on the eyes

    11. Chief Bwana 47 months ago | reply

      Very nice reflection; an eye-catcher and eye-pleaser.

    12. heelside 47 months ago | reply

      amazing reflection of an already beautiful scene!

    13. Talo66 47 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot! I know of this area but I have not visited it yet. I'm backpacking out of South Lake next weekend. Not sure how high we'll get with all the snow up in the high country still. Inspiring image

    14. David Shield Photography 47 months ago | reply

      OK, I am a decent hiker, but 30 miles...In a month maybe. This is a great view Steve; this mountain is awesome to look at.

    15. NaturalLight 47 months ago | reply

      My kind of place.... was a lot more snow when I was there.....

    16. torobianco 45 months ago | reply

      splendid !!!!!!!!!!

    17. Tatarine 32 months ago | reply

      Very, very nice. You deserve the compliments! I've watermarked this picture with your name and "creative commons" and scheduled it to be shared on 15 September at:

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