10.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •
Wonderful day out in lake and meadow land. We made a grand loop, up Thomas Lake trail to Rock Lakes, cutting over to Junction lake on an abandoned trail. Heading north and east to Lemei Lake, and then continuing north to the cutoff trail at Clear Lake back to the PCT. WE followed PCT south to Bear Lake and then took another abandoned trail back to Rock Lakes. That route allowed up to stay more in the meadows. Bugs picked up in a couple areas around 5ish and we heard they were bad at night. Totally perfect day!