The plateau of Folois nestles at the southwest foot of Mount Erymanthus, in Hleia. Its name derived from mythology and the king of the Centaurs, Follo, friend of Hercules. Folois forest, with the unrivaled natural beauty, is one of the largest oak forests in Europe.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Duck Lake, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley, on Highway 4 lies Lake Alpine about 50 mi//80.5 km from Angels Camp. Elevation of the lake is 7300 ft/2225 m. If you visit Lake Alpine, you should definitely go backpacking in Duck Lake. It is a small over 2 mi/3.22 km, round trip and you can camp around the lake. It is a kind of easy route.
There is some elevation gain and before you reach the meadow on the last part of the trail, it could be a little slippery. The lake might be small, but the beauty is worth your effort. If you go backpacking in spring, you can see the blooming flowers on the meadow as a colorful carpet, that covers the west side of the lake.
Throughout summer the meadow stays green. On the north side of the lake there is a large aspen tree. Trailhead for Duck Lake is located at the southeast end of the Alpine Lake.
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