Rick resting near Tyndall Creek.
Tammy, Mary, Margie, and Patti taking a break after Mather Pass. Mile 152.
Tammy and her daily routine.
Margie hiking down Forester Pass.
Fin Dome reflecting in Dollar Lake. Mile 173.
Woods Creek Suspension Bridge
The Woods Creek Suspension Bridge. Mile 169.
Sky Pilot, a rare wildflower only found at high altitude, on Pinchot Pass. Mile 161.
Traveling south in Upper Basin, Looking towards Striped Mountain, Mount Pinchot, Mount Wynne, and Pinchot Pass. Mile 152.
A mix of horses and mules cross the South Fork of the San Joaquin River packed with supplies. Mile 112.
Mono Creek Climb
The sun coming up through the trees on the switchbacks south out of Mono Creek. Mile 88.
Mono Creek Footbridge
Evening at the Mono Creek Footbridge, crossing the North Fork of Mono Creek near Lake Thomas A Edison. Mile 88.
Fish Creek Bridge
The steel & wood Fish Creek Bridge over some cascades. Mile 78.
Fin Dome Reflections
Mule's Ears and Snow Plants emerge in late spring/early summer in Castle Valley.
One of the stream crossings in Castle Valley.
Mule's Ears line much of the trail through Castle Valley.
A small lake on top of Bighorn Plateau. We had wanted to camp here this night, but because of its exposure and being the highest point in the area, that wasn't a good idea with the sporadic thunderstorms. Mile 195.
Forester Pass Descent
The trail coming off the south side of Forester Pass was cut out of the rock almost 100 years ago. Rare Sky Pilot and Alpine Gold flowers grow out of the cracks. Mile 188.
Passing snow and small lakes on the way up Forester Pass. Mile 188.
Low clouds and a setting sun looking down towards the Kearsarge Pinnacles. Mile 187.
Virga from passing rain showers over Rae Lakes while hikers make their way up the rocks to Glen Pass. Mile 178.
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