One of my favorite john muir quotes at the trailhead
Waterfall by Glacier Lodge
A brief peek south towards Middle Palisade before we head up the north fork.
We'll be heading that-a-way
Nice waterfall ahead
This cabin was built by actor Lon Chaney back in the 1920s. It's now used and maintained by the forest service.
Nice big porch
Lon Chaney's cabin
Temple Crag is visible up ahead
Temple Crag and the Palisade Crest
We decided to follow the loop in a counter-clockwise direction, and the climb to Black Lake gave us a great view down on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lakes.
Trying a few casts in Black Lake (nothing biting mid-day)
Palisade Crest view. Smoke is blowing in from the Sheep Fire - things are gonna get hazier.
Tried fishing here...no luck again.
Smoke is blowing in now
Second Lake. The opaque turquoise color comes from the glacial silt from the Palisade glacier above.
Second Lake and the impressive Temple Crag
Second Lake and Temple Crag
Palisade Crest in the smoke