We had only been back in California for four days and were just getting back on track when it was time to drive north to the High Sierras. Much of my dad’s side of the family congregates here in early August and this is the only chance to meet up with some members of the family who live far away. We missed this family reunion last year because we were in Maui until the middle of August, so this year we had no excuses. Travel weary or not, we were going to June Lake!
Running in June Lake is challenging! Located at about 7,000 ft above sea level, you can get winded just unpacking your car in June Lake. I decided on a one-mile run to get things started but I was delighted that breathing was not as hard as I though it would be and ran closer to two miles instead. Seeing both of these beautiful lakes (June and Gull) before 7 am was a delight, but it was also very chilling. Temps were in the 40s in early morning hours and for a girl who hasn’t seen a morning temp drop below 70 in the last several months, that level of cold was a startling sensation.