June 23 (Day 53)

Grouse Meadow to CS846 (828.3 to 846)

Daily miles: 17.7

Today is up and over Muir Pass, which turned out to be the snowiest of them all, but my favorite.  Go figure, because the last time I hiked through the Sierra Muir Pass was my least favorite.  Near the top of the pass I was all alone without a hiker in sight, and the wind was calm and the earth was completely quiet.  I couldn’t see any trail because the snow took it all and I felt like John Muir up there.

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Le Conte Canyon remains a top 5 destination for me, below the snow south of Muir Pass
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Getting higher and snowier
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Frozen lakes and snow, the trail formed snow bridges over waterfalls and raging streams.
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The final pitch and the stone hut, dedicated to John Muir
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The trail lining the frozen lake
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North of Muir Pass the snow receded. This is Evolution Lake, complete with sunbeam.
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Evolution Lake, again
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One thought on “June 23 (Day 53)

  1. Your pictures are truly ethereal! Thank you for sharing them with us, especially considering the weariness you must feel many days!

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