Sword Lake in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is a favorite destination for Sierra Nevada backpackers. You can day hike the trail, or you can backpack in and camp.
Sword Lake in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
I love the Calipidder blog. Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd, the woman who writes it, paints vivid descriptions with her words, and she backs it all up with dozens of beautiful photos.
Calipidder specializes in exploring the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada, hiking the trails, swimming the lakes, and finding excellent campsites. If you haven’t already, subscribe to her blog and follow her adventures.
I was particularly captivated by her recent post about her hike to Sword Lake in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness:
I had originally planned to spend the afternoon exploring the area and possibly heading down to Spicer Reservoir to fish, but my plans were quickly squashed when I sighted our private ‘beach’. On the shore of Sword Lake, just below our campsite, there was the most wonderful little spot where the granite sloped gently into the water, providing a perfect place to lounge around and have easy access to the water. Just next to this ramp was a nice cliff with enough height to allow for some fun jumping into the deep cool water.
I just love this photo:
Rebecca has a link to bunch of other Sword Lake photos in her post.