The John Muir Trail/Pacific Crest Trail follows the Lyell Fork through most of Lyell Canyon. Mile 28.
Hiking Towards Mount Lyell
Hiking up Donahue Pass below Lyell Glacier. Mile 35.
The clean, aqua, glacial waters below Mount Lyell. Mile 35.
Banner Peak as seen from Island Pass. Mile 41.
Early morning reflections on Emerald Lake. Mile 43.
Trail to Garnet Lake
Red Mountain Heather growing on the trail leading into Garnet Lake. Mile 44.
The Silver Divide
Great views of the Silver Divide on the descent into Tully Hole. Mile 76.
Fish Creek Bridge
The steel & wood Fish Creek Bridge over some cascades. Mile 78.
Above the treeline, Chief Lake sits right below Silver Pass. Mile 81.
Panorama looking west from atop Silver Pass. Chief Lake, Papoose Lake, and unnamed ponds below. Mile 82.
Mono Creek Footbridge
Evening at the Mono Creek Footbridge, crossing the North Fork of Mono Creek near Lake Thomas A Edison. Mile 88.
The North Fork of the North Fork of Mono Creek. Great campsites alongside it near the footbridge. Mile 87.
Mono Creek Climb
The sun coming up through the trees on the switchbacks south out of Mono Creek. Mile 88.
Looking south on the west shore of Marie Lake. Mile 99.
The rising sun starting to hit Marie Lake, seen from Selden Pass. Mile 100.
Sallie Keyes Lakes
The trail in between Sallie Keyes Lakes in early morning. Mile 102.
San Joaquin River Trail
Looking east along the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. Mile 110.
The Muir Aspen
Trail lore says that John Muir signed his last name into this aspen in 1901. The signature looks old enough. Mile 110.
A mix of horses and mules cross the South Fork of the San Joaquin River packed with supplies. Mile 112.
Different minerals create strips on the rock surrounding Darwin Creek. Mile 121.
Darwin Creek running through the granite slabs near Evolution Meadow. Mile 121.
Darwin Creek cascading through the granite under "The Hermit". Mile 121.
Evolution Lake Reflections
Early morning reflections in a small pond near Evolution Lake. Mile 122.
The trail along the east side of Wanda Lake, named after John Muir's oldest daughter, approaching Muir Pass. Mile 126.
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