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Red Mountain Basin is a small basin located on the west side of the LeConte Divide in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Basin consists of several alpine lakes, the most notable being the mis-named Disappointment Lake. Located in the John Muir Wilderness, Red Mountain Basin is most easily reached from Courtright Reservoir to the west. This route begins at Maxson Meadows and follows Long Meadow to Post Coral Meadow, where the trail turns east toward Red Mountain Basin and Hell For Sure Pass. Below is an interactive map positioned over Red Mountain Basin, where map markers indicate photograph locations.