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Bearpaw Meadow and Surrounding Area


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Towards Hamilton Lake Map: Tamarack and Hamilton Lakes
Falls and Mount Stewart
Falls and Mount Stewart
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Crossing the Creek
Crossing the Creek
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The High Sierra Trail can be quite wet as it descends River Valley to Lone Pine Creek. But all of this water can make the trail quite green as well.



The trail starts in the forest, but when it comes out you bet some more large panoramas. You can see the Hamilton Creek waterfall in the distance.



A short distance farther gives an even better view of the waterfall beneath Hamilton Lakes with Mount Stewart standing above it all.



There is a bridge at Lone Pine Creek. If you look down from the bridge you can see the old bridge. It's a twisted metal wreck.



A ways up the trail you can look back on the bridge and the trail below.



From the Up the Hill Trail you can look across the valley at the switchbacks heading up to Hamilton Lakes. There aren't too many of them and they are not very tough. However, it can get very bright and sunny along this part of the trail making it rather dry in places.



At the top of the switchbacks you can see the waterfall up close.



As you can see this creek can be about knee deep or deper. (This man's legs are longer than most.) It was not a very quick flowing river and it was quite easy to cross, but you should still be careful - especially with kids - because if you slip and fall you could be carried away. And it's a long way down as the picture below shows.

Hamilton Lake
Small Falls
Small Falls
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Hamilton Lake
Hamilton Lake
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Just after you cross the Creek you turn the corner and find another smaller waterfall.



The trail above here is rocky and therefore a little more difficult. However, it's not particularly steep so it really is not too bad.



The trail clears up as it passes above Lower Hamilton Lake.



Above Lower Hamilton Lake you come to a smaller wooded area where camping would be great, but it is was allowed. Much of this area was closed off for restoration.



Just around the corner is Hamilton Lake. There are large fish in here so you may want to bring your pole and catch yourself some dinner.

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