The Red's Meadow Cafe
A great place for burgers and breakfast for a hungry hiker!
No dogs and NO BEARS!
Everyone packs up their resupplies
Remnants of the 1992 Rainbow Fire
The JMT passes through this burnt out forest for a mile or so
View through the burnt forest to the south end of the Ritter Range
An eagle nest in the top of a burnt tree
Anna Marie and her 'Crackerjack Compass' tell us which way is North
Iron Mountain (?)
More views before we pop back into the trees
One of the Red Cones pops into view
And the other one...
The JMT passes between them
Red cone and a peek at Mammoth Mountain (ski resort)
A 'corrected' trail sign
Whoever fixed this with a Bic pen is correct - this seems to be a confusing trail junction based on other trip reports I've read. Believe the pen!
Anna Marie smells the fresh lumber of the new bridge
The JMT is being rerouted here to avoid the fragile Crater Meadow
The fragile Crater Meadow..
We finally get a glance at the Silver Divide
Mary, almost to Deer Creek!
Michael looks happy in his 'pool' at Deer Creek
We took the afternoon off and camped here and relaxed - a really nice spot!
Anna Marie lounges in the water
Camp - Marty and Cameron joined us and it was a really nice afternoon/evening in camp
Until the loud group showed up...good grief.