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July 28 - Eight days and 77 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thanks to Bill for planning this great adventure in the Sierra wilderness.

Breath taking views from the top of the many passes.

And thanks to Bill, Sherri, and Ben,( veterans of the 23 day hike on the John Muir trail ) for the inspiration to me, Susan and John.
The big picture
The big picture
Packed and ready for the ride to Lee Vining
Packed and ready for the ride to Lee Vining
Driving through Yosemite NP
Driving through Yosemite NP
Evening visit to Mono Lake
Evening visit to Mono Lake
The Tufas of Mono Lake
The Tufas of Mono Lake
Dinner at the Mobil gas station
Dinner at the Mobil gas station
Day 1 - Early morning at the motel in Lee Vining
Day 1 - Early morning at the motel in Lee Vining
Drop off at Lembert Dome, Yosemite NP
Drop off at Lembert Dome, Yosemite NP
Waiting for the van to drive us to the trailhead
Waiting for the van to drive us to the trailhead
Stop at the Ranger Station to get our Wilderness Permit
Stop at the Ranger Station to get our Wilderness Permit
Driving up to the Sonoma Pass
Driving up to the Sonoma Pass
Unloading the trailer at Sonoma Pass
Unloading the trailer at Sonoma Pass
First group shot
First group shot
Starting our hike on the Pacific Crest Trail
Starting our hike on the Pacific Crest Trail
The historic Sonora Pass
The historic Sonora Pass
At the Sonora Pass trail head
At the Sonora Pass trail head
Starting our ascent
Starting our ascent
On the Pacific Crest Trail
On the Pacific Crest Trail
View from the trail
View from the trail
Deer
Deer
First stream crossing
First stream crossing
On the PCT
On the PCT
Lunch break
Lunch break
Still climbing
Still climbing
Taking a break
Taking a break
Some wildflowers along the trail
Some wildflowers along the trail
High country trail
High country trail
Distant lake
Distant lake
Taking another little break
Taking another little break
A distant view of our last climb
A distant view of our last climb
Leavitt Peak
Leavitt Peak
Leavitt Peak
Leavitt Peak
Our campsite, Latopie Lake
Our campsite, Latopie Lake
Top of the pass
Top of the pass
Hiking down to Latopie Lake
Hiking down to Latopie Lake
Setting up our tents
Setting up our tents
John with our Iridium Satellite Phone
John with our Iridium Satellite Phone
Flowering Corn Lily
Flowering Corn Lily
Latopie Lake
Latopie Lake
Sunset
Sunset
Moon Light
Moon Light
Dusk at Latopie Lake
Dusk at Latopie Lake
The map of our first day on the PCT
The map of our first day on the PCT
Day 2 - 44 deg F morning
Day 2 - 44 deg F morning
Calm Sunrise
Calm Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
The Bear Cannister
The Bear Cannister
John
John
Clean Camp
Clean Camp
Hike up from Latopie Lake
Hike up from Latopie Lake
Leaving Latopie Lake
Leaving Latopie Lake
A sandy and slippery hike upwards
A sandy and slippery hike upwards
Taking a little break
Taking a little break
Tree less hike
Tree less hike
On the PCT
On the PCT
Above Latopie Lake
Above Latopie Lake
View Back
View Back
Our first and Only Snow Crossing
Our first and Only Snow Crossing
Our first and Only Snow Crossing
Our first and Only Snow Crossing
Snow Crossing
Snow Crossing
Cool and Breezy High Country Hike
Cool and Breezy High Country Hike
Desolation trail
Desolation trail
Rocky Trail
Rocky Trail
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At the Top of the World
Great high views
Great high views
Great high views
Great high views
View back
View back
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Checking the Map
Checking the Map
Starting our long and winding descent
Starting our long and winding descent
Our long and winding descent
Our long and winding descent
Our long and winding descent
Our long and winding descent
Descending into the forest
Descending into the forest
Looking back at the long trail
Looking back at the long trail
Entering the forest
Entering the forest
Stream for filling our water bottles
Stream for filling our water bottles
Under the Trees
Under the Trees
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
A nice flowery stream
A nice flowery stream
The bridge over Walker River
The bridge over Walker River
Mosquitoey Long Lake
Mosquitoey Long Lake
Mosquitoe Free camp near the river
Mosquitoe Free camp near the river
The map of our second day on the PCT
The map of our second day on the PCT
Day 3- Morning at Walker River
Day 3- Morning at Walker River
Morning at our campsite
Morning at our campsite
Sunrise
Sunrise
Breaking Camp
Breaking Camp
Back on the Pacific Crest Trail
Back on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Climbing to Dorothy Pass
Climbing to Dorothy Pass
Climbing to Dorothy Pass
Climbing to Dorothy Pass
A pretty little Pond
A pretty little Pond
A well marked trail
A well marked trail
Going downhill
Going downhill
A Stream Crossing
A Stream Crossing
1000 Miles from the Mexican Border
1000 Miles from the Mexican Border
Taking a break at this little Waterfall
Taking a break at this little Waterfall
Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Still climbing
Still climbing
A Shady Break
A Shady Break
A nice lake
A nice lake
Still Climbing to Dorothy Pass
Still Climbing to Dorothy Pass
At Dorothy Pass
At Dorothy Pass
We have just entered Yosemite NP
We have just entered Yosemite NP
View back with Ben
View back with Ben
Group at Dorothy Pass
Group at Dorothy Pass
Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake
Dorothy Lake
Lunch View
Lunch View
Nice meadow
Nice meadow
Hiking Along Falls Creek
Hiking Along Falls Creek
Grace Meadow
Grace Meadow
Grace Meadow
Grace Meadow
Along Falls Creek
Along Falls Creek
A Mariposa Lily
A Mariposa Lily
Grace Meadow
Grace Meadow
Our campsite
Our campsite
Sherri treating some blisters
Sherri treating some blisters
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
View from our Camp site
View from our Camp site
Falls Creek
Falls Creek
Day Three Map
Day Three Map
Day 4 - Morning at Falls Creek
Day 4 - Morning at Falls Creek
Morning at Falls Creek
Morning at Falls Creek
Morning at Falls Creek
Morning at Falls Creek
Sunrise
Sunrise
Bill ready for the days hike
Bill ready for the days hike
Leaving Camp
Leaving Camp
Hiking along Falls Creek
Hiking along Falls Creek
Starting our climb
Starting our climb
Wilma Lake
Wilma Lake
Taking a break
Taking a break
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The view as we climb
Near the top
Near the top
And the downhill
And the downhill
Nice View
Nice View
First clouds
First clouds
Sunset at camp
Sunset at camp
Day Four Map
Day Four Map
Day 5 - Sunrise
Day 5 - Sunrise
Catepillar on Bill's tent
Catepillar on Bill's tent
Creek
Creek
Pumping water
Pumping water
Sherri helping Bill with his broken sunglasses
Sherri helping Bill with his broken sunglasses
Leaving Camp
Leaving Camp
Shrooms
Shrooms
Nice little valley
Nice little valley
Taking a break on the climb
Taking a break on the climb
Hiking along the Smedberg Lake Outlet
Hiking along the Smedberg Lake Outlet
Near the top
Near the top
A little lake along the trail
A little lake along the trail
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Downhill
Downhill
Alpine Lake
Alpine Lake
PCT
PCT
Very Yosemite
Very Yosemite
Nice forest of ferns
Nice forest of ferns
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Checking the map
Checking the map
Great views
Great views
Great views
Great views
Benson Lake Chaos
Benson Lake Chaos
Hiking on all the fallen trees
Hiking on all the fallen trees
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Benson Lake
Benson Lake
Another climb
Another climb
Finally, Camp
Finally, Camp
Our very little stream
Our very little stream
Sunset at the pond
Sunset at the pond
Camp Toys
Camp Toys
Day five map
Day five map
Day 6 - Sunrise
Day 6 - Sunrise
Leaving Camp
Leaving Camp
Hike to Smedberg Lake
Hike to Smedberg Lake
Smedberg Lake
Smedberg Lake
Smedberg Lake
Smedberg Lake
A nice meadow
A nice meadow
A nice view
A nice view
Another nice meadow
Another nice meadow
At the top of Benson Pass
At the top of Benson Pass
Sherri at the top of Benson Pass
Sherri at the top of Benson Pass
Mule Train
Mule Train
Down Benson Pass
Down Benson Pass
Taking a break at this refreshing stream
Taking a break at this refreshing stream
Resting Deer
Resting Deer
Thunder clouds
Thunder clouds
Winding Descent
Winding Descent
View of the valley where we would camp
View of the valley where we would camp
Lots of Granite
Lots of Granite
Stream near our campsite
Stream near our campsite
Checking the map
Checking the map
John resting
John resting
Day 6 trail map
Day 6 trail map
Day 7 - Sunrise
Day 7 - Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Crossing the stream
Crossing the stream
View back
View back
Climbing the Matterhorn trail
Climbing the Matterhorn trail
A gate
A gate
View of where we came from
View of where we came from
Taking a break from the long climb
Taking a break from the long climb
Matterhorn peak?
Matterhorn peak?
Top of this pass
Top of this pass
Break at the top
Break at the top
View Back
View Back
Miller Lake
Miller Lake
A nice stream
A nice stream
Sherri soaking her hat
Sherri soaking her hat
Great cascade
Great cascade
Lunch - Ben using the Satellite phone for his moms bday call
Lunch - Ben using the Satellite phone for his moms bday call
And Susan using the Satellite phone for her sisters bday call
And Susan using the Satellite phone for her sisters bday call
Endless meadow
Endless meadow
Glen Aulin High Sierra camp
Glen Aulin High Sierra camp
The Bridge to end of the trip
The Bridge to end of the trip
Day 7 trail map
Day 7 trail map
Day 8 - Thunder, Lightning and Rains - Wet tent
Day 8 - Thunder, Lightning and Rains - Wet tent
Trying to drying our wet tents
Trying to drying our wet tents
John's tent
John's tent
Tuolumne River from the bridge
Tuolumne River from the bridge
Falls above the Glen Aulin Falls
Falls above the Glen Aulin Falls
Tuolumne river to Glen Aulin Falls
Tuolumne river to Glen Aulin Falls
Bill at the cascading Tuolumne river
Bill at the cascading Tuolumne river
Cascading Tuolumne river
Cascading Tuolumne river
Crossing the Tuolumne River.
Crossing the Tuolumne River.
Tuolumne river
Tuolumne river
Cathedral peak at Tuolumne Meadows
Cathedral peak at Tuolumne Meadows
Yoga at Tuolumne meadows
Yoga at Tuolumne meadows
The end - Back at Lembert Dome
The end - Back at Lembert Dome
Day 8 trail map
Day 8 trail map
Evening at the Lee Vining Museum - the upside down house
Evening at the Lee Vining Museum - the upside down house
Sunset at Lee Vining
Sunset at Lee Vining
Sunset at Mono Lake
Sunset at Mono Lake
Morning at the Lee Vining Museum
Morning at the Lee Vining Museum
Sunrise at Lee Vining
Sunrise at Lee Vining
1935 Chevy Dump Truck
1935 Chevy Dump Truck
Lee Vining Museum
Lee Vining Museum
Highway 395 View
Highway 395 View
Carson Pass meadow
Carson Pass meadow
John getting started on the next leg of the PCT
John getting started on the next leg of the PCT