Sabrina and South Lakes Trip

Lake Sabrina is a lake created by damming the middle fork of Bishop Creek.  The dam was built in 1907-8 to supply a constant flow of water to to hydraulic power plants. It is a popular recreational area with a small cafe and dock but on the day we visited there were almost no people and a lot of snow.  The cafe was open but not for much more than a cup of hot chocolate.  The roads were plowed and clear so as we headed back down towards Bishop we decided to visit South Lake, a short side trip.  South Lake is 170 acres of 'fishing paradise' at over 9,700 feet in elevation.  No surprise that it was still covered in ice and snow!  Both lakes warrant a return trip later this month and again in the fall when we return to the area.

 From the deck of the cafe at Lake Sabrina.  Wind was strong and the hot chocolate welcome.  We did not stay long or hike around.

From the deck of the cafe at Lake Sabrina.  Wind was strong and the hot chocolate welcome.  We did not stay long or hike around.

 As we went up the mountain towards Lake Sabrina the snowfall was heavier.  Fortunately the snow plows were keeping it clear and we just took the road slowly, willing to turn around any time it got uncomfortable.

As we went up the mountain towards Lake Sabrina the snowfall was heavier.  Fortunately the snow plows were keeping it clear and we just took the road slowly, willing to turn around any time it got uncomfortable.

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 We crossed Bishop Creek. a couple of times.  In several places it was really roaring.

We crossed Bishop Creek. a couple of times.  In several places it was really roaring.

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 We drove through Aspen Glen, a nice little community with a great breakfast place that we tried out on the way back down and on our way to South Lake.

We drove through Aspen Glen, a nice little community with a great breakfast place that we tried out on the way back down and on our way to South Lake.

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 Folks in Alpen Glen have plans for the future!

Folks in Alpen Glen have plans for the future!

 One large pond made for some interesting photography.

One large pond made for some interesting photography.

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 Fishermen at South Lake.  Dedicated souls!!

Fishermen at South Lake.  Dedicated souls!!

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 This is really South Lake, even though it looks like White Lake!

This is really South Lake, even though it looks like White Lake!

 South Lake covered in ice and snow.  Very cold.

South Lake covered in ice and snow.  Very cold.

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 South Lake from the parking lot above the lake.

South Lake from the parking lot above the lake.

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 Waterfall spotted on our way home.

Waterfall spotted on our way home.

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 Almost home!!  Wonderful day of experiencing Mother Nature in play.

Almost home!!  Wonderful day of experiencing Mother Nature in play.