Skirting Lake Italy on the north side, we found a nice campsite on the Hilgard branch of Bear Creek. From here, we would climb upwards the next day past Brown Bear and Teddy Bear Lakes over the divide to Bear Lakes Basin with its many lakes scatterd among rocky ridges above Seven Gables.
We spent a beautiful morning fishing for goldens in several of the upper lakes but then were chased back to camp by a typical late afternoon Sierra thunderstorm
Next: Bear Creek Spire Exit
Lake Italy Loop Trip
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