Rock Creek Lake at 8,100 feet. This was my mother’s favorite lake while she was still alive and lived nearby, and we spent many good times there hiking when I was younger. Actually my mother was sort of like a deer until her mid 70s and she could out-hike me every time with me huffing and puffing behind her. The trails around this lake are spectacular with more glacial lakes and easy John Muir Wilderness access, plus great fishing and camping. One year after my mother passed away I was hiking one of those gorgeous trails and met a nice Dutch couple who said they came here to hike every other year because they loved it so much.