October 11, 2011

Nick's Backpacking Trip

Back in September, Nick went backpacking on the Sierra High Route with some of his old friends.  His friend Trystan is a really good photographer, as you can see from these pictures.  So, I thought I would share some of their trip.
Ready to hit the trail...seven miles (mostly on trails) and more than 5,000 feet of climbing would lead us to our first campsite at 10,400'.
Nick taking in one of our first expansive views of the High Sierra above Grouse Lake.
After threatening thunderstorms and rain seemingly spun around us throughout the afternoon, our second evening on the trail proved to be a nice one.
Good walking in Granite Basin.
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First pass of the day at 11,700'.
Where's Pat?  And Nick?
Nick still charging hard despite being
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After a bit of snow and mostly rain throughout the night, the following morning was quite nice in Upper Basin.  We had camped less than a mile from the John Muir Trail and we planned to spend the next two days hiking 30 miles via trails back to Road's End.
Group shot...what a beautiful morning!
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  1. What I would give for a little snow right now. These pictures are stunning.

  2. Those pictures are so beautiful they almost look 3D.