We are going to get to the point that when we see a hill, we smile, the higher the better.
~from the movie “McFarland”
High ledge above Evolution Valley to Elba Lake – 9.4 miles
Snow-Tongue Pass * Wahoo Lakes * Humphrey Basin * Puppet Pass
Brave – Courageous – Determined – Focused… This is what I think of as I watch these ladies take on scary terrain on the High Route.
Our first pass of the day was daunting. Three other hikers were on the pass at the same time. Believe it or not it was flustering having them there. We have become a little team making route decisions that fit us.
I even forgot to take a pass photo of all of us on Snow-Tongue.
Today we were able to use the snow to our advantage, as the miles of talus is under snow. Often we were able to travel on grassy ledges which is very forgiving.
Our group stopped a bit early at Elba Lake. I took the opportunity to take a dip, clean-up, bask in the sun, and organize my gear. It was glorious!
I continue to love the freedom of cross-country travel in the High Sierras with rhythm and peace.