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Morning colors on Precipice - it's orange and green near the shore.
Green fades to midnight blue (sun vs shadow)
A bit more sun and the lake turns turquoise (except for the back which is still in the shade).
All the colors of the rainbow.
And now it's solid blue as we start the climb to Kaweah Gap. The gap is a short half mile and 300 feet up from Precipice.
You pass some nice small lakes and meadows on the way to Kaweah Gap.
On our way to Kaweah Gap.
Meadows below Kaweah Gap (Precipice Lake is just below and our of sight in the middle of this photo).
Black Spur just before Kaweah Gap
Peek through Kaweah Gap
Black Spur and trail by Kaweah Gap
Eagle Scout Peak
Paige at Kaweah Gap
A nice plaque about Mt Stewart
Looking down Big Arroyo from Kaweah Gap
9 Lakes Basin. I'd like to get into this area next summer for some fishing.
Paige and Greg at the Gap. Eagle Scout peak on the far right.
Looking back towards Precipice and from where we've come. We're now officially crossing the Great Western Divide.
Down into Big Arroyo. This is looking back towards 9 Lakes Basin
View towards Lippincott Mtn
Heading down Big Arroyo
Looking back up Big Arroyo. Nice river here with campsites.
Paige and Greg in Big Arroyo
That little finger above Precipice from the other side.
A nice fish filled foot cooling creek.
Paige at the creek crossing
Early lunch break - another irresistible spot along a nice creek.
Paige catches the first official fish of the trip. A little brookie.
Big Arroyo cabin
An unused cabin in the middle of nowhere.
You can't even get inside anyways...
Big Arroyo Cabin
Looking back up Big Arroyo as we begin to climb out of it.
Ugh, not my favorite stretch. Hot and dry.
Occasionally you get some shade and green.
Peeking towards the Mineral King region
Don't believe the maps that show a water source at the top of the climb out of Big Arroyo - this is what it looks like!
Paige and Greg checking out the maps. This is not the best stretch coming up - not many views and it's pretty dry and dusty.
The trees up here are pretty cool.
Heading down the trail, enjoying the last views before heading into the woods for the night.