Packing up at the Gianelli Cabin Trailhead after the ride in in Tom's new Hiker Hauler.
The hike was better than expected - amazing views were in every direction
Burst Rock comes into view as we round a switchback.
The hike up had regular views of the Three Chimneys.
Lots of seasonal and small ponds along the trail, and snow patches were still common
Looking down on Lake Valley from our lunch spot (Chewing Gum Lake to the right)
Lunch views toward to East
Name: Pretty Faces (Triteleia ixioides)
Location: Emigrant Wilderness
Date: July 15, 2006
Wildflowers were in bloom
Castle Rock and the Three Chimneys
Here comes Tom.
Flowers growing in the rock
Waterfall in the rocks as we approach Y Meadow Lake
It was green and wet and buggy as we approached the lake.
The lake shore was mostly rocky, though the skeeters still were around.
We set up camp a few hundred feet from the water edge.
Snow cave over running snowmelt stream.
After setting up camp I went down to the shore to take photos and take a swim
I had the Weezer song 'Island in the Sun' stuck in my head all day.
And look, I found one!
A view south toward the dammed end of the lake.
Camfire ring and drowned campsite on a peninsula in the lake.
After my swim I walked up to the ridge above camp.
This is the view back down toward the lake
Snow melting down a granite slab.
Twins! Tom and Steve in their matching outfits. Totally planned, I'm sure.
Lake view in the morning.
Shadow and reflection
Reflection and rock
David packing up in our campsite.
Tom and Steve ready to go, Steve with his LuxuryLite pack.
David at the trail junction.
Dead tree along the trail.
Duelling cameras with steve
Back at the previous day's lunch spot, David takes some photos.
View from there
Back along the Burst Rock ridge.
Burst Rock from the other side.
Looking down on the South Fork of the Stanislaus River
Burst Rock, closer up.
The Three Chimneys (again)
Steve, david, and Tom heading down the trail.
Happy Hikers enjoy pizza and beer.
Yummy place to stop for pizza on highway 108.