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Stella Lake, Great Basin National Park

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  • Before coming to Great Basin, I thought this would be more of a desert park. I did not expect an alpine wonderland closer to Switzerland than the Sahara and one of the best parts of that alpine... 
    Before coming to Great Basin, I thought this would be more of a desert park. I did not expect an alpine wonderland closer to Switzerland than the Sahara and one of the best parts of that alpine...  more »
  • This lake is on the Alpine Lakes Loop trail. It’s pretty but not too exciting. Water was a bit low when we were there. The entire alpine lakes hike is wonderful but the lakes I felt were anticlimactic 
    This lake is on the Alpine Lakes Loop trail. It’s pretty but not too exciting. Water was a bit low when we were there. The entire alpine lakes hike is wonderful but the lakes I felt were anticlimactic  more »
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  • A wonderful alpine lake located at the base of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park. This lake is more shallow than the neighboring Teresa Lake (thus lacking in some of the beautiful teal water) but features Wheeler Peak as a wonderful backdrop. The hike to get to Stella Lake is listed as moderate but quite doable as the terrain is easily traveled but not paved and about 450ft of elevation must be climbed. Be aware, however, this hike begins in the neighborhood of 10,000ft. The air is thinner so be prepared to take your time and breaks. One can continue to complete a loop to nearby Teresa Lake and/or the Bristlecone Grove to make a fun afternoon.

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