Selden Pass, Marie Lake, John Muir Wilderness

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.




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Taken on July 29, 2010