Yosemite National Park does not hold a monopoly on beauty in the Sierra Nevada range. This glacier-fed lake is a relatively short hike from the trailhead near Big Pine, CA. This is in the John Muir Wilderness.
I am a middle-aged woman living and working in Yosemite Valley. I am a photographer by vocation, and a cashier for a paycheck. I've lived here for 7 years. I have red hair, and turned 50 in 2009. I am a U.S. Navy vet.