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.
Hikers enjoying a break in Muir Hut, on top of Muir Pass. Mile 128.
Muir Pass Descent
Descending out of Muir Pass towards Helen Lake. Mile 128.
Early morning at the small lake near Starr Camp. Three young bucks feeding in front of the waterfall. Mile 132.
The Golden Staircase
The Golden Staircase has a few "false summits". Mile 145.
Mather Pass South Side
A hiker ascends Mather Pass from the south side. Mile 151.
Small lakes in "Upper Basin", just below Mather Pass. Mile 151.
Traveling south in Upper Basin, Looking towards Striped Mountain, Mount Pinchot, Mount Wynne, and Pinchot Pass. Mile 152.
Sky Pilot, a rare wildflower only found at high altitude, on Pinchot Pass. Mile 161.
Looking north from Pinchot Pass. Mile 161.
Descent from Pinchot
A hiker heads south after descending Pinchot Pass. Mile 161.
Woods Creek Suspension Bridge
The Woods Creek Suspension Bridge. Mile 169.
Mount Clarence King
Cascades on Woods Creek in front of Mount Clarence King, during sunset. Mile 168.
Fin Dome Reflections
Fin Dome reflecting in Dollar Lake. Mile 173.
Fin Dome Meadow
A meadow on the west side of Dollar Lake, with Fin Dome seen off to the south. Mile 173.
Virga from passing rain showers over Rae Lakes while hikers make their way up the rocks to Glen Pass. Mile 178.
Low clouds and a setting sun looking down towards the Kearsarge Pinnacles. Mile 187.
Passing snow and small lakes on the way up Forester Pass. Mile 188.
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.
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.
Breaking camp at Guitar Lake at 2AM to guarantee an arrival on the summit of Mt. Whitney before sunrise. Mile 205.
Silhouette of the survey hut on top of Mt. Whitney, the moon hidden behind passing clouds. Mile 210.
Looking down Pinnacle Ridge off the east side of Mt. Whitney, towards Thor Peak and Wotans Throne. The town of Lone Pine in the distance. Mile 210.
Sunrise from Whitney
Looking west from atop Mt. Whitney at sunrise. Mile 210.
Wales Lake and the Eastern Sierras from Mt. Whitney. Mile 210.