We met in Mineral King to camp and drop cars at the ending trailhead
From L to R: me, Paige, David, Ray, Pavla
Yes, I had pie and beer for dinner.
Nectarine blueberry pie that was awesome, to be precise.
We started out from the Alta trailhead in Wolverton and soon saw this cool fungi covered tree
Deadfall cleared from this popular trail
At Panther Gap we got our first view of the Great Western Divide
Great Western Divide
Castle Rocks across the Kaweah River valley
Trying to identify peaks at Panther Gap
Ray heads down the trail
Wildflowers are still blooming up here.
Great Western Divide and Sugarbowl Dome
The High Sierra Trail
The trail contours along the ridge below Alta Peak through here
Careful not to walk off the trail while distracted by the views!
We're heading up into those peaks tomorrow.
Little Blue and Sugarbowl Domes
Camp at 9-Mile creek
My Tarptent Rainbow at its 9-mile creek campsite
The fattest marmot I've ever seen!
Track recorded by my GPS during today's hike.
8.87 miles, 2223' gain, 2012' loss