Thursday, June 14, 2012

Days 50-54 - The Mountains Continue

If a picture is worth 1000 words then I'll let them do most of the talking for the rest of this section.

Day 50

Day 51
Looking down on 10 miles of downhill, after Mather Pass.
Here's how I get up and down these passes for mile after mile, day after day.

Day 52 - Muir Pass had the most snow on the climb up. At the top was a stone hut.
Lots of work has gone into clearing large areas where a strong windstorm blew down trees this past winter. Areas like this would be tough hiking with this many trees across the trail.

Day 53 - These next two pictures were of a couple short (50-100' long) streams flowing between lakes near the treeline of a pass. You probably can't really tell, but there are 20-30 fish, from 8-10 inches in each picture. If you had pleanty of blood to spare for the mosquitos, it'd be a great area to fish.

Day 54 - More incredible scenery, there just seems to be no end to it.

1 comment:

  1. You are right -- incredible scenery that seems to never end. It reminds me of Eagle Cap Wilderness, or the Sisters, but so much bigger. These are views that few people ever get to see, yet it hasn't changed much since John Muir saw it for the first time. The hut is an interesting structure. Could you go inside?