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Banner Peak (2009)
Big Margaret Lake (2009)
Dinkey Lakes (2009)
Graveyard Lakes (2009)
Kaiser Wilderness (2007)
Darwin Canyon (2006)
Upper Twin Lake (2006)
Redwood Canyon/Big Springs (2006)
Upper Twin Lake (2005)
Mt Whitney (2005)
Dinkey Lakes Wilderness (2005)
Cliff Lake/Dinkey Wilderness (2005)
Kaiser Wilderness (2004)
Blaney Meadows (2004)
High Sierra Trail (Mt. Whitney) (2003)
Mt Whitney Day Hike (2002)
Hell for Sure Pass(2000)
Marie Lake/Selden Pass (1999)
Sandbeach Lake (1994)
Big Spring (1994)
Graveyard Lakes
Hidden Lake and Kaiser Peak
Darwin Canyon via Lamarck Col
Redwood Canyon/Big Spring
Twin Lakes
Dinkey Lakes
Cliff Lake
Kaiser Peak
Blaney Meadows
High Sierra Trail
Mt Whitney Trail
Hell for Sure Pass
Sandbeach Lake
Selden Pass

Twin Lakes Trail

2005 Trip
2006 Trip

Trail Location and info: This is a fairly easy trail and I recommend it for beginners or just for a day hike. It is about 3.5 miles, it does go over a pass, but isn't really too steep. The trailhead is at Badger Flat on Kaiser Pass Road about 4.5 miles above Huntington Lake. There is a paved parking lot for you to park in. The trail is a little steep to start off with, but somewhat levels out after a quarter mile or so. You will eventually come to Potter Pass after about 2 miles. From there you get some good views out toward Huntington Lake and the valley and you also have some good views of Mt Ritter and Banner Peak to the north. Then you descend from the pass and walk through a forested area. Then there is a fork where one trail goes to Sample Meadow and the other to Twin Lakes. Take the left to Twin Lakes. After some more walking you will come to Lower Twin Lake. Its a nice little lake under a granite peak. You can camp here or go on to Upper Twin Lake. I recommend continuing the couple hundred feet and going to Upper Twin. Upper Twin Lake is a great place. There are some caves to spelunk and it is a great lake to swim in. You can swim out to the island and maybe find some rocks to jump off of. The mosquitoes aren't too bad (compared to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness), but be sure to bring some deet. You can also continue up the trail to George Lake. The trail gets pretty steep after Upper Twin, but it is well worth it to visit the beautiful George Lake.

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