"I went up woods, headed south on the JMT, over glen, through vidette, crossed forester, stayed on the JMT all the way to Wallace creek, then headed west down into kern canyon via the junction trail, then up Colby pass trail over Colby pass, followed Cloud canyon back to roaring river station, then hiked over avalanche pass to get back."
A very nice route, well planned and executed. Thanks for sharing, Chris. I really enjoyed your report.
"I didn't go to lake south America, I continued south because I wanted to see bighorn plateau instead."
You couldn't lose, either way. Lake South America is what next time is for. I'm guessing this won't be your last trip down that way because, once the Kern hook is set... ;0)