Laura, Monica, and I met up to hike up to Dog Lake. The parking lot was full, which isn’t too rare, but the parking lot below it was full too. We decided to just head down the canyon a bit and hike to Alexander Basin instead. That hike was quite a work out carrying Munchies. I was convinced it was at least 2 miles each way and 2,000 feet elevation. It’s really only 3 miles round trip and a 1640 foot elevation gain. It really felt like more. Dog Lake is 4 miles round trip the way I usually go and 1520 elevation gain, but this felt so much harder.
The basin was as pretty as I remembered it. Not too much further and you can hike through and hike Gobbler’s Knob, which Tim and I did a couple of years ago.