Tenaya Lake is an alpine lake in Yosemite National Park, located between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. The surface of Tenaya Lake has an elevation of 8,150 feet (2,484 m). The lake basin was formed by glacial action, which left a backdrop of light granite rocks, whose beauty was known to the Native Americans. Today, Tenaya Lake is easily accessible by State Route 120 and is a popular lake for water activities.
Open Water Swimming
Richard Gardner planned and is executing the unique Sierra Nevada Open Water 4 MS, a high-altitude swim and multiple sclerosis campaign in Shaver Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The Sierra Nevada Open Water 4 MS includes lake swims in Shaver Lake, June Lake, Lake Mary, Twin Lakes, Gull Lake, Lake Sabrina, Tenaya Lake, Lake Edison, Huntington Lake, Florence Lake, and Bass Lake in 2017-2018.
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.