My wife and I did a two night/three day trip into the John Muir Wilderness and into the Dusy Basin of Kings Canyon. We did a leisurly pace and did 7 miles the first day to the lake on the south side of Bishop Pass in upper Dusy, a four mile day hike to the end of the basin overlooking LeConte and the JMT, and then 8 miles the last day back to South Lake and our car. This was on July 28, 2007.
We had some thunderstorms, nice mornings and few bugs. For me it was a cool down trip after my 5 days on the JMT a day before (trip report to come), my wife had a great time and the Golite Jam worked well for her.
We shared the Gatewood for shelter, which sucked. I don't like that thing. It was a pain in the neck to pitch. For raingear it is great, but I prefer a square poncho in all cases.
Here are some pictures taken on a cell phone, so quality is not too good.
Mihaela at the entrance to JMW:
The trail from South Lake to Bishop Pass:
Long Lake (I think) in typical mirror image perfection:
Snow field at the north side of Bishop Pass 11,900 ft.:
South side of Bishop Pass, me thinking how much I hate setting up the Gatewood.
JRB No Sniveller and hood under Dri-ducks jacket at sunrise, nice and warm!
Lower Dusy Basin near Knapsack pass on a day hike (with all our gear packed up though):
Looking down into LeConte and the JMT with Langille peak and the Black Giant in the background to the right:
A little alpine lake with a nice overlooking camp site. Normally, I would not camp close to water but my wife likes the picturesque views:
The water was cold, but good for a rinse off:
Sunset with mosquitos: