Our home for a week, taking us through the Memorial Weekend until..whenever our mail arrives, is the Oh! Ridge Campground, located near the southern entrance of the scenic June Lake Loop, Hwy 158. The Oh! refers to the spectacular views from our perch above this placid turquoise or emerald lake (depending on the angle of the sun), framed by jagged granite peaks, and pine forested hillsides. Our cost for the week is $83 with Golden Access Pass, no hookups but services available. And once again, our drive from Bridgeport was 40 miles! Rationing our use of diesel fuel is a good thing.
|Oh Ridge campground above June Lake|
|This Deer Brush shrub is so fragrant with its tiny yellow flowers|
|Driving thru town|
|Cute and colorful|
Next door to June Lake is Gull Lake
Spectacular Silver Lake..
With Grant Lake at the north end of the loop.
All of these lakes provide excellent fishing, from what we've been told, and they all have Forest Service campgrounds. There are several full service private RV parks as well. The town of June Lake offers a variety of restaurants, a grocery store, and shops in a lovely alpine setting.
We are situated at an altitude of 7700' which takes a bit of acclimating before attempting serious hikes. Just walking down to the beach and back to our campsite has me out of breath! The temps all week have been in the mid to high 70s...until today, and now it's snowing!
|Front door shots...welcome!|