On a glorious July day in the Sierra Nevada, I hiked south from Carson Pass to Frog Lake, Winnemucca Lake, and Round Top Lake. Round Top Lake, at an elevation of 9,400 feet, is 3 miles from the road and sits about 1,000 feet below the summit of the highest peak in the area, Round Top. Summer snow banks and subapline plants abound.
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