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North Lake to Humphreys Basin (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide
"Your wonderfully scenic hike up North Fork Bishop Creek features flowery meadows, a fine waterfall on the creek, plenty of lovely lakes, and a wonderland of alpine ponds and streams just before you cross viewful Piute Pass to one of the Sierra’s finest alpine basins, huge, lightly timbered, lake-filled Humphreys Basin. I’ve been to Humphreys Basin many times and still haven’t explored every lake and pond—there are just too many! There’s great cross-country dayhiking in every direction throughout the basin. Nature seems to have outdone herself creating splendid waterways here, and you can spend the entire day happily following a stream up and down its length. Few trips yield as much alpine beauty and sheer enjoyment for as little effort as this one."
--Author varies by trail, Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State (Wilderness Press).
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