Wood's Lake


Wood's Lake is a Forest Service in the El Dorado National Forest, East of Kirkwood Ski Resort. It's pretty remote, has only water and pit toilets, and the roads getting in make it unsuitable for most RV's and campers -- but it's great for tents. It is only open for a few months out of the year. It's at 8200 feet elevation, so snow stays late and arrives early, which keeps the camping season short.


Sierra Fall colors on the Carson River, near the Junction of Highways 88 and 89 in Hope Valey

Meadow at the top of Luther Pass on Highway 89 south of Myers. We take the dogs snowhoeing here in the winter, I think this is the first time we've been up there without snow.

Hope Valley

Carson River

View looking East from the top of Kit Carson pass

Campsite #14 at Wood's Lake

The hike to Winnemucca Lake


Wood's Lake

Notice the snow on the outside of the tent!

Wood's Lake, the next morning!

View looking West from the top of Kit Carson pass.

The last photos are taken on Highway 4 over Ebbett's Pass.