South lake is so low this year. One of the many signs of drought.
Entering the John Muir Wilderness.
Paige and Fred heading up
Chocolate Peak and what will be a mosquito heaven in about a week. Luckily we missed them.
Gorgeous terrain on the way to Bishop Pass. Mt Goode towers to the right.
The water crossings were much lower than they should be at this time of year.
Long Lake. Lots of people fishing.
Trail along Long Lake
View towards the pass. still lots of snow out there!
Looking back down long lake.
Climbing some more, Spearhead Lake below us.
Another stream crossing, and now we're coming across small patches of snow across the trail. Around 11,000 ft.
Snow is more frequent but easily crossed.
Saddlerock Lake was still mostly frozen.
Heading closer to Bishop Pass. Going to look for a campsite just before the pass - we don't feel like postholing our way over it with the heavy packs.
Home sweet home! Love my new UL1 Copper Spur tent from Big Agnes.
View towards Bishop Pass and Mt Agassiz.
Mt No Goode, I believe
Mt Goode. I spent a lot of time staring at this peak, wondering if I should head up it the next day.
Hurd and the small snow shelter in the area from camp.