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High Sierra Backpack, 2012

Mineral King to Crescent Meadow, in Sequoia National Park.

Plant and bird IDs are from The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada.

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Jim at the trailhead. Sooty Grouse
Lower Monarch Lake Upper Monarch Lake Benjamin and Ken
Rainer Mineral Peak
Setting sunlight on glacier-polished granite Starting up Sawtooth Pass
Don Chetan Jim Looking west from Sawtooth Pass
Columbine Lake from Sawtooth Pass Columbine Lake The trail down to Lost Canyon
Fun with lasers Camp at Little Five Lakes
Big Arroyo Patrol Cabin
Grazing in Big Arroyo Nine Lake Basin
Chetan and John
Nine Lake Basin from Kaweah Gap Precipice Lake
Mountain Gartersnake
Upper Hamilton Lake. Rock Fringe
Fireweed Pinedrops Alpine Gentian Silk Tassel Bush
Explorer's Gentian Paintbrush Sneezeweed
Mushroom Cloud Lone Pine Creek The old Lone Pine Creek footbridge
Jim at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp
Afternoon thunderstorm Benjamin, John, Ken, and Rainer Joe at the end USGS maps for the hike.