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Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:50:08 MDT Print View

The sky above us that night, looking into Le Conte Canyon

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 12:51:19 MDT Print View

First light in the morning, hitting the peaks just west of Black Giant Pass (bottom left)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:52:30 MDT Print View

Hot Coffee!

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:53:21 MDT Print View

Snow near Helen Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:54:53 MDT Print View

Snow bridges over the waters in Le Conte Canyon - clearly a ton of snow this late in the season (July 6, 1989)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:58:27 MDT Print View

Crossing Middle Fork Kings River at the small lake around 11300 feet, just below Helen Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 13:00:47 MDT Print View

Down in the valley of Palisade Creek a differnt kind of flower (too dry for the lillies)



we camped near Palisade Creek - back then there was a real forest there. Now it's pretty much burnt up...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 13:02:00 MDT Print View

An early start always works well on the Golden Staircase - up to the waterfall before the sun hit us

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continnued on 05/26/2009 13:04:44 MDT Print View

Looking back into the valley that's now half ashes compared to this old shot



Here a comparison image from my 2008 video

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continnued on 05/26/2009 13:05:59 MDT Print View

Artsy-fartsy stuff you do when you haul a tripod along

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 13:07:56 MDT Print View

Second breakfast at lower Palisade Lake - beginning of my favorite section of the JMT (Palisade Lake over Mather and through Upper Basin)



more when I get the next box scanned...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:08:39 MDT Print View

Higher on the trail, which starts climbing right after you reach Lower Palisade Lake from the slopes below it's outlet

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/29/2009 11:09:13 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:09:54 MDT Print View

High above the lower lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:11:06 MDT Print View

Flower explosion right next to the trail below the Palisades

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:12:16 MDT Print View

Looking back north at Upper Palisade Lake from Mather Pass

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/29/2009 11:14:44 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:19:35 MDT Print View

got a few more to finish off Day 13.

Here right on the top of Mather Pass, a perfect example of Sierra Columbine

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:21:09 MDT Print View

Looking south into the upper Basin, July 7 , 1989; a perfect day with almost no humidity

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:23:31 MDT Print View

The other direction of Mather Pass - which I must say is my absolute favorite of all Sierra Passes when it comes to the view from the top



And it is the place where the avatar shot was taken, same day.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:24:55 MDT Print View

In the Upper Basin heading down - this was the only year I ever saw this snow field up there

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:26:10 MDT Print View

Campsite that night, low below Pinchot Pass where the trees still allowed counterbalancing the food