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The sky above us that night, looking into Le Conte Canyon
First light in the morning, hitting the peaks just west of Black Giant Pass (bottom left)
Snow near Helen Lake
Snow bridges over the waters in Le Conte Canyon - clearly a ton of snow this late in the season (July 6, 1989)
Crossing Middle Fork Kings River at the small lake around 11300 feet, just below Helen Lake
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...
An early start always works well on the Golden Staircase - up to the waterfall before the sun hit us
Looking back into the valley that's now half ashes compared to this old shotHere a comparison image from my 2008 video
Artsy-fartsy stuff you do when you haul a tripod along
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...
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.
High above the lower lake
Flower explosion right next to the trail below the Palisades
Looking back north at Upper Palisade Lake from Mather Pass
Edited by Fishmonger on 05/29/2009 11:14:44 MDT.
got a few more to finish off Day 13.Here right on the top of Mather Pass, a perfect example of Sierra Columbine
Looking south into the upper Basin, July 7 , 1989; a perfect day with almost no humidity
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 topAnd it is the place where the avatar shot was taken, same day.
In the Upper Basin heading down - this was the only year I ever saw this snow field up there
Campsite that night, low below Pinchot Pass where the trees still allowed counterbalancing the food
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