This is such a beautiful lake and a great hike. We hit it at the peak wildflower time for the yellow mule ears as far as you could see leaving from the woodchuck trailhead. Had the whole lake to ourselves all afternoon. Perfect for a swim too. Says Karen
The 11 ski lifts carry skiers up the 1,900-foot vertical drop at the close by ski area Bear Valley. Bear Valley boasts an average of 30 feet of snow every winter on its 67 slopes. There are 1,280 acres
of skiable terrain at Bear Valley, 35% of the slopes are advanced and expert; those are the ones the expert skiers enjoy the most. 65% of the slopes at Bear Valley are green and blue and fitting for little ones and beginners.