Back to Hemlock Lake and the serenity that ensues

I’m uncomfortable with how comfortable the stillness is. Through an almost impossibly serene hike up to Hemlock Lake, the changing colors of foliage and mountain air with a tinge of Autumn, the atmosphere is still with anticipation and yet utter calm. Mother Nature herself waits for change and the quickly hushing forest is a clear … Continue reading Back to Hemlock Lake and the serenity that ensues

Backpacking to Hemlock Lake – Desolation Wilderness

Seems like the first backpacking trip I’ve taken in a long time was a total success. Roughly 6 miles into Desolation Wilderness and 2,000 feet of elevation gain, buckets of mosquito alongside ‘gourmet’ backpacking food made this trip one to remember. First stop was Grouse Lake, followed by Hemlock, where we made camp. Definitely wish … Continue reading Backpacking to Hemlock Lake – Desolation Wilderness