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Wonder Lakes

Postby mojaveman » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:19 pm

I have searched but found nothing relating specifically to the Wonder Lakes area east ot Lamarke Lake. I'm thinking of taking the trail out of North Lake down and then I guess a little cross-country hiking to get there. Does anyone know about camping and fishing in this area?



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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:51 pm

Hi Mohaveman,

Numerous spots to camp all the way up to the upper lakes. Small brookies.
Here are someones photo's of a trip to the lakes: http://www.normanweinfeld.com/wonder-la ... -2004.html
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby hikerdmb » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:40 pm

I have been up in the Wonder Lakes a few times and there are places to camp, at or near pretty much all the lakes. It is easy cross country going up and down the area, although there are a few rocky cliff sections to work around. There are lots of great little waterfalls throughout the area. Here are a few pics from my last trip there, June 7-10, 2012.
We camped just below the large tree on the right side of this pic at lake 10,920'.
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Here is looking up into the upper Wonder Lakes area from the peninsula that is in the middle of the previous picture.
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This is looking down on lake 11,080'.
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And this is my dog swimming in partially frozen lake 11,577'.
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Waterfalls just above our camp.
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby paula53 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:50 pm

Thank you for posting the pictures from your hike. Where are the Wonder Lakes? I would like to visit this lake someday.
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby jimmeans » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:26 pm

paula53 wrote:Thank you for posting the pictures from your hike. Where are the Wonder Lakes? I would like to visit this lake someday.


Wonder Lakes are west of Lower Lamarck Lake in the Bishop Creek drainage. It was mentioned in the thread except Lamarck was misspelled.
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby whrdafamI? » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:43 pm

Once you are at Lower Lamarck if you take the fisherman's trail along the north shore it will get you going the right way. Just follow the outlet streams and you can't miss. Each lake as you climb seems to get progressively better.
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby mojaveman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks everyone. Nice pics, hikerdmb.
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Re: Wonder Lakes

Postby paula53 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:48 pm

Thank-you for that infornation. I have never been in the Bishop area, but next year that may change. This lake is on my to do list. Another hike I want to do is the Palasades. I have heard many positive things about that area.
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