little lakes valley and mt dade

by bran

may - 2017

little lakes valley, ca

the little lakes valley hangs high in the east side of the sierra, between the towns of bishop and mammoth.  home to a spectacular collection of mountains and alpine lakes, with easy access via a 9,000’ trailhead, it was the destination for a spring excursion in the spectacular season of 2017.  with a historic winter’s snowpack, we set out for 3 days of snow camping, mountaineering, and skiing culminating in an ascent and ski of  13600’ mt. dade via the hourglass couloir.