Above Vidette Meadow to above Twin Lakes
For some stupid reason I was wide awake most of the night. What a bother! I spent a very large part of this very clear skied day yawning. 🙁
Today I saw a few hikers going south on the JMT. That is the usual route people hike, but not me. I am the greeting committee since I am going in the opposite direction. Hikers usually ask about how hard the passes are that are coming up because I have just finished them. I just smile BIG and say it is beautiful. Largely because the passes are all steep and at very high elevation. I have not seen another hiker going my direction since Neeko the horse.
Early morning I crossed over Glen Pass and descended into Rae Lakes Basin. If you have not visited this jewel, you just might want to add it to your, to visit list. The trail then descends 5 long steep miles to Woods Creek. After last year’s record snow the area is a littered mess. The trail then ascends steeply up a beautiful canyon that leads to Pinchot Pass that I will go over tomorrow morning. I am SUPER tired tonight.