July 25 – Blue Skies/Glen Pass

Above Vidette Meadow to above Twin Lakes
16.5 miles

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.

Morning Light on Charlotte Lake
Morning Light on Charlotte Lake
Glenn Pass
Glenn Pass
View north from Glenn Pass
View north from Glenn Pass
View south from Glenn Pass
View south from Glenn Pass
Heading Down to Rae Lakes Basin
Heading Down to Rae Lakes Basin
Upper Rae Lake
Upper Rae Lake
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
It Doesn't Get Bluer than This
It Doesn’t Get Bluer than This
Love this Sign
Love this Sign
Route Down to Woods Creek
Route Down to Woods Creek
Crossing Woods Creek Bridge
Crossing Woods Creek Bridge
Golden Gate of the Sierras
Golden Gate of the Sierras
Woods Creek
Woods Creek

7 Comments

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  2. That bridge looks scary to cross. How was it?

  3. Rockin’

    Your photos are awesome and I really dig the photo of Upper Rae Lake. Some really nice work (by God and yourself!). Glad to see your posts again. Enjoy your time in those majestic places.

  4. I just told Dan this morning that I really hoped that we would hear from you soon, and we did!! Although the last entry was the 25th, I assume you are OK and on your way to resupply. We missed you at our Olympic Opening Ceremony dinner last night. Hope to hear more soon. Your pictures are beautiful.

    • Thank you. It has been an amazing trip. I am glad also that I know have cell service more often. Hope Dan can watch more Olympics with you. Thank you for following along.

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