Morning light on the Vermillion Cliffs
Boarded trail to keep people off the fragile meadow
So many passes, so little time.
Me on the JMT bridge at Quail Meadow
Views during climb to Bear Ridge
Very cool looking peak
After climbing over Bear Ridge we drop down to Bear Creek
The creek flows over granite
A perfect swimming hole along Bear Creek
Turquoise, deep, and cool
We spent about an hour here.
It was right along the trail so it was impossible to ignore
Are we there yet?
Today felt very long - we were ready for camp but still had 1 mile and 500 feet to climb
We climb out of the valley and start to see peaks
At the end of Bear Creek Meadows
Dustiest campsite ever.