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Get Outside: Tentside Views of Temple Crag

By: Bernice Ngo + Save to a List

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If you've ever been to a glacier lake then you'll know that the water is a milky turquoise blue. It's gorgeous and mesmerizing! The color is a result of runoff from the Palisade Glacier.

Second Lake is where we decided to pitch our tent and camp for the night. We were the only people spending the night there so we had the best spot and view of Temple Crag which is the mountain in the background. The view of Temple Crag at sunset is amazing! It's the best feeling in the world to be sitting near the lake watching the fish swim around… I was a little worried about drinking the milky-looking water but it tasted great! Second Lake has to be one of the best camp spots and views in the Eastern Sierras! If you have extra time go further and check out the other Big Pine lakes or hike to the Palisade Glacier.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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