June 20 – High Sierras

Crag Creek to Ridgeline below Olancha Peak
15.6 miles

I am definitely in the high Sierras now. Today I enjoyed Beck and Monanche Meadows at their prime. The meadows were vibrant, clean, and healthy. This is a very special place for a hiking friend of mine and will be good news for her. Every river, spring, and creek were flowing with cool, clear water. The views were stellar and I am now camped beneath Olancha Peak and just finished basking in alpine glow.

Looking toward Monanche Meadow and the North Fork of the Kern River

North Fork of the Kern River and the Footbridge

View of Olancha Peak

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