I took a hike with friends recently to a place I hadn’t been before: Shealor Lakes. It’s an easy 1.5-mile hike from the trailhead parking at 7,450 feet along Highway 88, west of Silver Lake in the Sierra Nevada of El Dorado County, California. Last winter was very dry up here; nevertheless, some excellent displays of native flora were to be found, especially in gravels atop the granitic ridge between Silver Lake and Shealor Lakes.
Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain from the top of the ridge on the trail to Shealor Lakes.
Looking down on Shealor Lakes from the ridge.
A garden in gravels atop the granitic ridge.
Another smaller, shallower lake.
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