Appropriately-named Chocolate Peak as seen when emerging from the forested area on the Bishop Pass Trail.
Emerging from the forest into the Bishop Creek basin, on the way up to Bishop Pass.
Looking down into Dusy Basin from Bishop Pass, with LeConte Canyon in the background and some smoke from the Rough Fire.
One of the lakes towards the bottom of Dusy Basin, still smokey from some nearby wildfires.
The Dusy Branch kinda just falls off the edge of Dusy Basin and into LeConte Canyon.
LeConte Canyon Rays
Sunlight peeks through the clouds and illuminates smoke from the nearby Rough Fire, looking into LeConte Canyon from Bishop Pass Trail.
Deer on the Trail
Two bucks on the Bishop Pass Trail after heading down into LeConte Canyon.
Bishop Pass Trail
The Bishop Pass Trail descending into LeConte Canyon, bordered by changing aspens.
The Bishop Pass Trail descending into LeConte Canyon, occasionally passing by the Dusy Branch cascading down.
One of the many lakes in Dusy Basin, offering some good camping opportunities.
The view north from just below Bishop Pass, looking at Bishop Lake and Saddlerock Lake. The trail is just visible in the bottom of the frame.
Hiking north back down to South Lake, about to pass Spearhead Lake and Long Lake.
Looking north at Long Lake.
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