This was the first time that we hiked here at Bear and Pinnacle Lake. We were camping at the Turlo Campground on the Mountain Loop Highway and we're looking for something that would take us to a nice, cool, mountain lake. Lake Twenty-Two had an overflowing parking lot, so we skipped that one. I think because this one is about 6 miles up several forest roads, it doesn't see quite as much traffic as the more popular trails like Lake Twenty Two, although there were a number of other hikers on their way to and from Pinnacle Lake.
|View of Bear Lake on the way to Pinnacle Lake|
|View from the trail|
|Another peak at Bear Lake|
|Snow on the ground near the tarn.|
|Getting ready to eat lunch|
|Cooling off in the tarn|
|Taking a nap|