Potpourri, Bernard Lake, Bear Valley Hot Spring, and Farley Lake!
A downloadable PDF of these three adventures: Kissing 2016 Goodbye

Beginning of, and explanation, of Bernard Lake hike

A picture of the clearer area NNE of Crane Meadow, and where I hoped to cross to make this an easier hike

The nearly impassable area I ended up in on the way back out


The trail into BV Hot Spring

The main event, a most beautiful HS

Farley Lake as it appeared on arrival, and in the rear view mirror the next day

Yellow Belly Lake, now off the list of dispersed camping sites thanks to the new wilderness