A Short Walk in the Sierra Nevada
Evolution Valley and Muir Pass (II)
Evolution Valley in the Sierra Nevada
Day 2 - August 8, 2011
Evolution Lake to Le Conte Canyon
14.2 kms / 8.8 mi.
344 m. / 1130 ft. elevation gain
Early morning at Evolution Lake
Goddard Divide with
Mount Goddard at the west end of the Divide (right)
A JMT landmark -
Evolution Lake inlet stream crossing
Panorama of Upper Evolution Basin with Goddard Divide in the middle
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon)
And water gushed forth from the rock...
Wanda Lake with Goddard Divide as backdrop
Wanda Lake - frozen!
Muir Hut at the top of the pass
The final stretch to the pass
A Sierra Nevada specialty - giant sun cups!
View north from the pass -
Lake McDermand, Wanda Lake and Mount McGee
Inside the hut -
for emergency use only!
The roof of the hut
Mount Solomons, south of the pass
A last glace north...
before undertaking the descent...
Are you sure it's August 7?
Helen Lake below the pass and Mount Solomans
Helen Lake and Mount Warlow
This is the trail?
Yep, this is it!
A small step at the outlet of "Small Lake"
A patch of green and purple in the rock... Sky Pilot (Polemonium eximium)
It grows up to 13800 ft / 4200 m., where few other plants grow
No-Name Peak above No-Name Lake... campsite nearby
What a spectacular hike!
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