In the early morning hours, I encountered several deer, including this one that was grazing right off the trail to the monument. They aren't very fazed by people, altough this one turned his back and gave me a view of his white tail, but its still a good idea to keep your distance. After all, its their home and not yours.
I think if Devil's Postpile allows private vehicles, Sotcher Lake would probably attract a lot more visitors. The lake is actually outside the boundary of the Monument. Surrounded by Sierra forests, Sotcher Lake's water is clear and calm. Since it's outside the boundary, fishing is probably allowed. In the photo there's a small boat with people fishing on the lake.
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