A PCT thru hiker in Kings Canyon National Park just passed through a section I worked on with NPS in 1989. Great memories here!
Breath taking moments abound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There’s something about climbing a rocky trail in the light of the morning sun to come around a corner and see an ice covered lake below. It’s grand. Granted no less so than the towering peaks, the snow, the magnificent trees, and animals like marmot and deer.
I climbed alone to Glen Pass; I’ve done it before in both directions. It was fun to see the lake I swam in last time covered in ice and much of the trail under snow.
Two hikers coming back down said it was too dangerous to go over the top. I headed on, but vowed to not go down the north side alone or if I couldn’t do it safely. Fortunately, others hiked to the pass while I sat on the summit enjoying the views.
Hermes and Lotus offered to let me follow them…
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