Russian Lake in the Russian Wilderness

by John Soares on July 20, 2012

Stephanie and I went backpacking to Russian Lake in the Russian Wilderness of far northern California last weekend. Stunning, and we had a lot of solitude.

I plan to post pictures soon, but I wanted to share this Youtube vid I shot…

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Michael Kauffmann July 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Twitter: @conifermann

John- That basin is amazing, and not just for its sublime glacially-carved granite spires and lakes. While there are 17 conifers in one square mile around Russian Peak–just to the north–in Russian Lake Basin (along Russian Creek) is the largest stands of subalpine fir in California. This is one of the rarest conifers in the Klamath range.

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John Soares July 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

Twitter: @TheJohnSoares

Wow — I read on your blog awhile back about the high level of conifer diversity in Russian Wilderness. I wish I’d kept my eye out for subalpine fir.

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Gambolin' Man July 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Really sweet place and nice narration, John! As Michael points out, it is truly a magical place of amazing diversity. I’m just back from several days in Klamath Country myself, spending time around Clear Creek and the Salmon River. . .splendid. I hope to post a little vid myself! Lookin’ forward to seein’ more, John!

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John Soares July 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

Twitter: @TheJohnSoares

I’m glad you chose to enjoy the beauty of the State of Jefferson Tom.

I’m just getting started with the videos and I plan to post more in the future.

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Patrick Fitz-Gibbon August 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Twitter: @thecampingtrail

What a beautiful place, it makes the effort well and truly worthwhile when you can pack into an area like that and have it all to yourself.

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