Bernard Lake!
A little early for this one, but this year's lower snowpack made it possible.
Downloadable Power Point Slide Show of this Hike!

Camped overnight in one of the Bear Valley's most primo campspots

Always been a sucker for flower pictures... there's good, and there's better!

Colorful rock on the way up the side of the mountain

And another. Just can't have too many colorful rocks/flowers

A look back at the Elk Creek valley and the immensity of the burn area.

An early look at Bernard

Bernard Lake, but with a 'bank'! I'd never seen that before! T'was always full!
Northeast side of the lake