This campground is my favorite campground in the Sierra Nevada. At 8,600 feet, the campsites are by the pretty Highland Lakes, in a valley full of bright wildflowers. If you can get in on the road to Highland Lakes, it means the snowdrifts have melted. If the snowdrifts have melted, you know the wildflowers are out——this is a short season. To the north, even in late August, Folger Peak has snow fields. Hiram Peak to the south is as big and brown as a warm bear. There are hikes going everywhere. This is off the beaten track. You don’t just happen to show up there, so plan to stay for a while.
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