|Immersive Great Basin National Park for VR Headsets|
Immersive Great Basin Lakes & Caves
- VR 360 Nature Vacation -
Grab a VR Headset, open a bottle of Cypress Oil, and enjoy the postive boost from escaping your world and joining me at Great Basin National Park. This Virtual Getaway defys distance transports you to Sunrise at the beautiful Teresa Lake, and then on to Stella Lake. Then we enter the cool Lehman Caves that have some of the best draperies around. Then I travel 6 miles and 3000 elevation gain to Baker Lake and enjoy amazing wildflowers along the way. On this long hike, I plotted my course through the many trails in this area and my route crossed over from one trail to another on a connector trail. I have an External GPS, and downloaded maps so I wasn't too worried about finding this route. As I was on this trail, it was a mess. It was overgrown with fallen trees all over the route. I was not happy with Great Basin and was constantly having to consult my device for course corrections, then all of a sudden I was on a beautifully maintained trail, and was so confused. I realized that my device led me astray, and the trail was actually really easy to follow. To mark the trail they had put up red plastic tags up high on the trees so all you had to do is look up and search for the next red marker. It was brilliant. So my lesson I learned is that sometimes maybe we shouldn't put so much trust in our devices, and instead look up for the expert wants to help.
So grab that VR Headset, sit down with an open bottle of Cypress and enjoy some Nature Therapy to fight off depression and boost those positive feel goods in your body. Sending Love and Postive Vibes your way! - Shauna
Immersive VR 360 Version below for VR Headsets to transport yourself there. Just Search ShaunasAdventures on OculusTV, YouTubeVR or use my Oculus Portfolio Link. The link is really nice if you don't have amazing Wifi. It will upload it to your Oculus, and then you can delete it easily also using the link.
|Lehman Cave Shield & Draperies|
Things to Know about Hiking the Great Basin Lakes
- The map on Gaia was incorrect for the connector trail, but it is well marked on the trail. See map below for the correction on Gaia Maps for Baker lake.
- The Alpine Loop Trail was beautiful. I did it at sunrise and loved it. The trail is well marked, and the lakes are quite easy to walk around. It is high elevation, so you might need to plan in more breaks, but just doing the lakes is not hard. It is about 1 mile to Teresa lake, and then another mile to Stella, and then about a mile back to the parking lot. About 3-4 miles for the loop.
- I did Baker Lake in June, and the wildflowers were so pretty. It is a LONG trail. Six steep miles to the lake and the lake is mostly just a small pond, but it was beautiful with the amazing cliffs behind. Elevation Gain to Baker lake is at least 3000 ft elevation gain from parking to lake.
- You have so much elevation gain to Baker Lake that the enviroments are facinating to watch change. You start in a very sagebrush dry trail. It moves to a little less dry trail and hiking along a river, and then the wildflowers start and they are delightful if you catch them in June. Then the vegetation on the ground seems to stop and it is mostly pine trees. Baker lake is unqiure for it doesn't have much vegetation in the lake. Just huge boulders, yet there are nice patches of grass on the edge to sit and enjoy a lunch.
|My trail to Baker Lake - Light Green left section different from Gaia Maps.|