11/02 - The Gold Lake Hwy opened up the day before so I headed over to Sardine Lake and the Sierra Buttes to see how things looked with the snow. I wasn't disappointed though there was actually less snow there than I had thought. In the top picture you can see some green (manzanita and other low bushes) on the hillside that gets the most sun.
Looking out across Sardine Lake at the Sierra Buttes
Close-up of the Buttes. You can just make out the fire tower at the very top.