Bubbs Creek in the morning light
Center Basin Crags
Bubbs Creek and a look at where we're heading (toward that pyramid shaped peak, Junction Peak)
A look back down Bubbs creek/Vidette Meadow - where we came from
Junction Peak (left) and Mt Stanford (center)
Headwaters of Bubbs Creek
Mt Stanford with a really cool waterfall beneath it
(look at the dark spot to the right of center)
The views on this stretch are the best they get in the Sierra
Lots more climbing still - haven't even seen the pass yet.
A nice flat meadow before the last 2000 ft push to the pass.
Looking back down Vidette
A pond at the meadow
More views below Forester Pass
Forester Pass (notch in the middle of the photo)
Junction peak to the left
For the third day in a row clouds are forming before 10 am.
Dave on the trail to the pass
Forester Pass is the 'V' in the middle.
A small green tarn.
Pussypaws - a stubborn plant that can live in these conditions.
Looking back on the kind-of flat meadow we just crossed.
A small, deep, clear tarn. Lots of places to get water on the way to the pass.
Hmm, it sure doesn't look like it is getting any closer.
Dave stops for a photo op
The view - Junction Peak and the unnamed lake
One of the tarns and the switchbacks we just came up.
There are some glaciers up here
But it is less snowy than it usually is.
Yet another beautiful turquoise tarn
I love how these dot the 'moonscape' of the above-treeline Sierra.
We've come from down in that valley where we camped last night
A gorgeous unnamed lake below Forester Pass
Can you see the nine horses/mules coming down from the pass?
Here comes the pack train
Unnamed lake and mt Keith
The only snow on Forester Pass this year
Dave (to the left) starts up the last set of switchbacks
We're there! This is the view through the notch at Forester Pass to the other side.
Wahoo - I've been in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and now Sequoia NP on this trip.
Looking back from Forester Pass
The ridge at the Pass
Looking south (where we are going) from the pass
The altitude isn't bugging dave.
Junction Peak from the pass