Last week we took a road trip to Rock Lake which is about about 45 minutes from our campground up Highway 395.
However, we took back roads (red dotted line above) most of the way.
Rock Lake is at 9700 feet so cold weather and Fall comes early. In fact on our way to the lake, we say early snow on some of the mountains.
We had lunch at the lake and did some hiking. Flirt went into the lake as soon as we arrived and has smelled ever since.