Objective in Sight (Sort of)
After 5 days of hiking the High Sierra Trail we stop at Guitar Lake with Mount Whitney just above us. This is the view we had from Guitar Lake looking towards Mount Whitney.
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From Ideas for FCC 12/17
Brooding Mount Whitney (Sunny Mount Muir)
Forced to turn back before summiting Mount Whitney because of lightning, we caught this patch of sunlight on Mount Muir just past Trail Crest.
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Looming thunderclouds made Mt. Hitchcock really stand out the final day of our trek on the High Sierra Trail as we neared Mount Whitney.
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From High Sierra Trail 2009
Dark Skies Over the Sierras
The weather got rather gloomy on Day 5 on the High Sierra Trail as we approached Guitar Lake.
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We made a brief stop at Evolution Lake after we realized we weren't going to be able to camp here. A beautiful lake that I would love to visit again.
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From Evolution Valley 2013
Looking Out Over Evolution Valley
Taking in the view of the Evolution Valley as we were climbing out.
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Meadow Grass - Colby Meadow
Pre-dawn closeup taken in the Colby Meadow in the Evolution Valley just off the John Muir Trail
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Colby Meadow - Evolution Valley
A spectacular view of The Hermit and the pass that leads to Evolution Lake.
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Evolution Meadow Flora
Close up look of some of the ground cover at Evolution Meadow on the John Muir Trail
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