Shealor Lakes

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 from the trail to Shealor Lakes

Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain from the top of the ridge on the trail to Shealor Lakes.

Looking down on Shealor Lakes

Looking down on Shealor Lakes from the ridge.

Ridge-top garden

A garden in gravels atop the granitic ridge.

Shealor Lake

Shealor Lake.

Cliffs at Shealor Lake

Shealor Lake

Penstemon newberryi

Penstemon newberryi

Streptanthus tortuosus

Streptanthus tortuosus

A smaller, shallower lake

Another smaller, shallower lake.

A smaller, shallower lake

Eriophyllum lanatum

Eriophyllum lanatum

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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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One Response to Shealor Lakes

  1. Good work, I like a lot the picture #4!

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