This is one of the best hikes in the Bishop area, visiting a series of beautiful lakes nestled in a dramatic basin of 13,000-ft. granite peaks. (full description)
Sabrina Basin is one of my favorite hikes in the Bishop area. The trail climbs the headwall at the southern end of Sabrina Lake to a wonderland of gorgeous lakes set amid glacial scoured basins surrounded by a sea of jagged granite peaks. From the upper lakes basins dramatic views encompass an impressive lineup of 13,000-ft. peaks along the Sierra Crest, including Mt. Darwin (13,831-ft.), Mt Haeckle (13,418-ft.), Mt. Powell (13,364-ft.) and Mt. Thompson (13,494-ft.).
The trail system in the basin is composed of established trails and lesser used routes. Trip options vary from a short, albeit strenuous 6-mile hike to Blue Lake to multi-day backpacks exploring each of the lakes basins. With an early start strong day-hikers can tailor a trip to visit several lakes in the lower and upper basins. Whatever option you choose you’ll not be disappointed.