Take CA-49 to the Gold Lake Highway. Take the turnoff to the Sardine Lakes area.
(Multiple images stitched into a single panoramic photo.)
We visited the Sardine Lake area in August to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower. The following morning, we hiked to Upper Sardine Lake. Conditions were perfectly calm, allowing for this panoramic image of the Sierra Buttes reflecting on the water of Upper Sardine Lake.