Red Lake. Really?Sierra National Forest
One day, I passed through a part of the Sierras where mountain man, trapper, frontiersman and explorer Kit Carson once roamed. Old Kit Carson took part in so many large, historical Wild West events in California, Oregon and the Great Basin area that he had a veritable library of dime novels and tall tales written about him. He even made general without being able to read or write! He could sign his name though. Totally leads the Who's Who pack of Awesome Dudes of the Old West. Imagine a virtual hangout with HIM!
What does all this have to do with Red Lake? Well, Kit Carson probably went there. I don't know that for a fact, but based upon the signs I saw along the road and what I know about this part of the mountains... I'd pretty much bet on it.
I also think Kit Carson was a smart man.
So I'd bet he didn't name this lake.
Being that, ummm... it's green and all.
Just a few of the thoughts I pondered as I snapped this postcardy overview.