The Carlana Lake Trail starts as a primitive road up to the Dam where the actual trail starts. From there the trail follows the south shore of the lake and then up to the top of a mountain ridge and comes out on the Perseverance Lake Trail. The section of trail between the Carlanna Lake Trail and Perseverance Lake trail is called the Minerva Mountain Trail. I plan to take a break from my usual cross country hikes and hike this trail after the snow melts.
From this point the trail becomes the Minerva Mountain Trail and starts gaining altitude.
I turned around at this jumbled snow field near the bottom of an avalanche shoot.