Michelle, Wayne, and Allen do the North Lake to South Lake Loop, July 2001

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Mono Lake from the roadside at Lee Vining.

Michelle and Wayne at the Lamarck Lakes trailhead.

Michelle fording the outlet stream of Lower Lamarck Lake.






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Lower Lamarck Lake. (Sorry about the badly-mounted slide. Ugh.)

Michelle and Wayne packing after lunch at an unnamed lake on the Lamark Col trail.

Michelle and Wayne with a little more context.






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The lake below Lamarck Col (which is near the left side of the picture). Another poorly-mounted slide, unfortunately.

Sun cups below Lamarck Col. Looks like a disorderly, disreputable crowd.

Sun cups viewed from the talus on the way up to Lamarck Col.






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Wayne making his way through the sun cups.

Close-up view of the sun's ice sculpture, near the top of Lamarck Col.

Michelle and Wayne at Lamarck Col. Mt. Darwin in the background.






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The view toward Bishop, CA, from Lamarck Col.

The Darwin/Mendel massif from just below Lamarck Col.

Part of Darwin Canyon at evening.






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The Darwin/Mendel massif next morning.

Michelle and Wayne ready to set out on the second day's hike.

Darwin Canyon and the Darwin Lakes.






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Unnamed lake on the Darwin Bench. Site of second day's lunch. (Michelle is just visible on the trail near the left side of the picture.)

Darwin/Mendel massif seen from the other side, in Evolution Basin.

Wayne in camp at Wanda Lake.






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Muir Pass, with the Sierra Club hut just visible in the sunlit portion of the saddle. Wanda Lake in foreground.

Lazy marmot just visible on the sunny rock in the midground. Morning of the third day.

Michelle and Wayne at the hut on Muir Pass.






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Looking back from the pass to Wanda Lake. Mt. Goddard on the left.

Helen Lake. (Wanda and Helen were Muir's daughters.)

Wayne and Michelle and the scree near Helen Lake.






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LeConte Canyon, at roughly 8800 feet in altitude the low point of the trip. Long hiking day from Wanda Lake to the Canyon, then up to Dusy Basin...

Dusy Basin at evening. Palisades on the left, Columbine Peak at center.

Palisades at evening.






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Michelle and Wayne in camp at Dusy Basin, end of third day.

The Palisade Crest, viewed the morning of the fourth day from Dusy Basin.

On the way to Bishop Pass.






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Allen's favorite snow sensor, station BSH, below Bishop Pass.

The divide separating Dusy and Palisade basins, and other things.

Michelle at Bishop Pass.






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Wayne and environs at Bishop Pass.

Wayne at Bishop Pass. (Note sign.)

View down the east side of Bishop Pass.






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Michelle and Wayne at South Lake, the end of the trip.

All three of us, at the trailhead parking lot. Ready for a shower!

Thunderstorms brewing over the Sierra as we drive home.