Our spot was perfect, it was nestled snug among trees, private and just steps away from June Lake. We wasted no time at all setting camp up quick and grabbing fishing poles to string!
Let's cut the chatter and dive right into the 5 Things (we did and you should too!) on your next visit to June Lake:
Bring those poles you guys.. because you will want to cast, cast and cast some more! Within 5 minutes, I kid you not - Derek hooked a rainbow trout! There are many places to fish: June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake.. to name a few. All within 5 minutes of each other!
I mean, stop and stare. Because that is all I do when I am in this area. The views are out of this world, ones you have to see for yourself to appreciate. There are so many trailheads and different hikes you can do while in June Lake. We decided to hike up to Fern Lake. This hike was all uphill, we took our time and made sure to bring lots of water. There is plenty of shady areas to stop and catch your breath.. the uphill battle was well worth it. A beautiful, quiet lake that you can only get to on foot.. score baby score!!
This activity is a family favorite of ours! While you are hiking or just want to find some, get after it! We actually found a geocache back on our trip in 2010.. and wanted to see this year if it was still there. Holla.. it was!! We had to sign the little booklet again this year and we added a fun "prize" to the bucket along with many others! We can't wait to see if it's there in the years to come!
#4 VISIT LOCAL HOTSPOTS
June Lake is a small little town with some great hotspots you won't want to miss! From our campsite, we walked into town many times! The Tiger Bar opens at 8am and is known to serve a killer bloody mary.(you are welcome) Also, if you love a good beer.. you must check out the June Lake Brewery! Bryan and I hopped on our bikes and pedaled over for some great beer, good convo and killer views!
#5 CANOE/PADDLE BOAT IT
Get off the shore and rent a boat! We decided to head over to Gull Lake for some Canoe and Paddle Boat action. They are about $20 for an hour, which for us- an hour out was perfect! Enough time to get across the lake, enjoy the views and head back to the dock!
We stayed for 5 days and it was just the perfect amount of time to get out and really enjoy this gorgeous area. Clear water, snow-capped mountains and blue skies.. now that is living.
Thank you for swinging by and we hope you plan a trip to June Lake and enjoy it as much as we do every year! Is there anything we should add to our list next time we visit? Let us know, we are always down for new adventures!