SIERRA NEVADA OPEN WATER 4 MS

ABOUT

It was June of 2014, my nephew's wedding. I found myself standing on the view deck of June Mountain Ski Resort (9200' elevation). Overlooking the crystal blue waters of June and Gull Lakes when it hit me. "I want to swim those lakes", I said to myself. The following day I decided to take the longer scenic way home driving through Yosemite National Park via Highway 120. The highest 

vehicle mountain pass in California at over

10,000' elevation. Rounding a corner after 

driving two hours, I came upon the majestic 

snow fed Tenaya Lake situated at the base of 

spectacular glacier carved granite mountains 

rising up 14,000' into the sky. Again, I realized

what I want to do, swim Tenaya Lake. Could 

there be a theme here? There are hundreds

of lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada

Mountains of all sizes and at all elevations.

Some accessible by car and others only by

foot and horseback. I grew up backpacking in the Sierras enjoying countless days on

the trail and nights sleeping under the stars prior to being diagnosed with MS.

 

I have now found my way back into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Able to once again interact and physically experience and enjoy all of the wonders and beauties of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. All while bringing about much needed worldwide Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, thus "Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS " was born.  

SHAVER LAKE    (WESTERN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS)

Completed: July 16, 2017 

Distance: 4.0 miles 

Elevation: 5,500'

Elapsed Time: 2 hrs: 10 mins

HUNTINGTON LAKE   (WESTERN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS)

Completed: July 14, 2018

Distance: 5.0 miles 

Elevation: 7,000"

Elapsed Time: 2 hrs: 45 mins

The Plan for 2019

Completed: August 3, 2019

Distance: 4.5 miles 

Elevation: 5.400"

BASS LAKE, CA           (WESTERN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS)

JUNE LAKE, CA          (EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS)

Date: June 2020

Distance: 1.4 miles 

Elevation: 7,400"

"LOOKING FORWARD"

EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA'S

TWIN LAKES    

GULL LAKE    

LAKE SABRINA

TENAYA LAKE

LAKE MARY

WESTERN SIERRA NEVADA'S

FLORENCE LAKE 

2.8 miles

LAKE THOMAS EDISON

3.5 miles  

Richard Gardner (Dix)
dix@wheniswim.com
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