South Lake to North Lake July 2021

I went on a Six Day solo backpacking trek in the High Sierra, hiking the classic loop from South Lake to North Lake, crossing Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin, climbing up Le Conte Canyon to Muir Pass, descending into the spectacular Evolution Basin, and, finally, climbing up and over Piute Pass.  It felt great to be back in the Sierra once again.

South Lake to North Lake July 2021

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Chocolate Peak Loop July 2021

I took a fun dayhike up and around Chocolate Peak on the Bishop Pass Trail, from the South Lake Trailhead; it was the final part of my three-day plan to get acclimated to high elevation on an upcoming multi-day trek.  I hiked over 7 miles and climbed 1600 feet, and saw many beautiful lakes and mountains.  The South Fork Bishop Creek valley is one of the loveliest places in the High Sierra, and well worth exploring.

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