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Mammoth Lakes Now Flecked With Gold

Sherwin Creek (10/6/17) Trent Vierra

Mammoth Creek Trail (10/6/17) Trent Vierra

Mammoth Lakes is flecked with gold, Trent Vierra’s photographs show.

He was there this past weekend and found Near Peak aspen throughout town and along Mammoth Creek Trail and the Sherwin Creek Trail which leads to the Sherwin Lakes.

Mammoth Lakes (8,500′) – Near Peak (50-75%) GO NOW!

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Sherwin Lakes Brightly Beautiful

Sherwin Lake (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Sherwin Lake (9/24/15) Josh Wray

The trail to Sherwin Lakes Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

The trail to Sherwin Lakes Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Fly fishing at Sherwin Lakes Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Fly fishing at Sherwin Lakes Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Aspen along the trail to Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Aspen along the trail to Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

Sherwin Lakes (9/24/15) Josh Wray

It’s an invigorating hike to the Sherwin Lakes above the town of Mammoth Lakes, though the reward is worth the effort.

The trail passes through colorful brush and the lakes reflect fall color that rings the lakes.  And, once at the lakes, dip your fly to catch and release native trout.

Here’s what color spotter Josh Wray found with some friends when they hiked there, yesterday.

Patchy (10-50%) – Sherwin Lakes – Brush paint the trail to the Sherwin Lakes above Mammoth in shades of gold and buff.  At the lakes, a mix of green, lime, yellow and orange aspen are reflected in the lake’s still waters.