Lake Alpine – Alpine County

While we are all staying at Station Two Airbnb and before we get something to eat with a beverage or two at The Lube Room Saloon  in Dorrington,Ca why don’t we take a drive up the hill to Ebbetts Pass and Lake Alpine 😉

Lake Alpine is a reservoir in Alpine County, California, formed by Alpine Dam on Silver Creek. It is located east of Bear Valley in the Sierra Nevada range. It sits at 7,303 feet (2,227 m) above mean sea level and is a popular spot for outdoor activities, such as boating and hiking in the summer, and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter, although it may be inaccessible at times due to snow. California State Route 4 passes to the north of Lake Alpine between Bear Valley and the Pacific Grade Summit. – Wikipedia

Below are some shots from my friend Mike’s “Tuna Troller” out on Lake Alpine. Lake Alpine is a great mix of water, forest and granite. There is a lodge there as well as campgrounds. Lake Alpine actually freezes over in Winter but they close the road below at Bear Valley (you can still see it frozen over in early Spring when they open the road,…Beautiful!)

( I call Mike’s boats “Tuna Trollers” because Mike is not your average casual fisherman. Radar, downriggers, fishing guides, whatever it takes to hall in the limit. Me? I get irritated if a fish bites and I have to actually do something 😉

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