Photo above: Mark, Gerald and Jeff La Favre, summit of Split Mountain, 1977

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Onion Valley to South Lake, 1977

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Day One Onion Valley to Charlotte Lake

Kearsarge Pass trail above Onion Valley
Gilbert Lake, Kearsarge Pass trail
Kearsarge Pass
Kearsarge Pinnacles, Kearsarge Lakes
Charlotte Lake
Charlotte Lake

Day Two to Middle Rae Lake

approaching Glen Pass
View north from Glen Pass
Black Mt., upper Rae Lake, view from Glen Pass
View south from Glen Pass
View south from Glen Pass
View northwest from Glen Pass,
View east from Glen Pass
Rae Lakes, view from Glen Pass
Mt. Rixford, view from Glen Pass
Upper Rae Lake
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Upper Rae Lake, Dragon Peak
Painted Lady
Middle Rae Lake
Fin Dome
Middle Rae Lake
Painted Lady and Mt. Rixford
Dragon Peak (center), view from middle Rae Lake.

Day Three to Twin Lakes

Fin Dome
Mt. Clarence King from below Rae Lakes
Arrowhead Lake
Arrowhead Lake, Mt. Clarence King
Mt Cotter, view from Muir Trail
Fin Dome from Arrowhead Lake
Muir Trail, near Arrowhead Lake
Muir Trail, near Arrowhead Lake
Muir Trail, below Arrowhead Lake
Muir Trail along Woods Creek
Muir Trail, on Woods Creek
Woods Creek
Woods Creek
Woods Creek
Near camp at Twin Lakes
Camp at Twin Lakes
Camp at Twin Lakes

Day Four to South Fork of Kings River

Leaving camp at Twin Lakes for Pinchot Pass
Headed toward Pinchot Pass
On Muir Trail, approaching Pinchot Pass

Day Five to Upper Basin of South Fork of Kings River, base camp for climb of Split Mountain

John Muir Trail, on South Fork of Kings River
John Muir Trail, South Fork of Kings River
John Muir Trail, South Fork of Kings River
South Fork of Kings River, John Muir Trail
Approaching Upper Basin of South Fork of Kings River
Upper Basin, South Fork of Kings River
South Fork of Kings River in Upper Basin
Upper Basin, the headwaters of the South Fork of Kings River
Upper Basin of South Fork of Kings River
Split Mountain (dark, in rear), view from Upper Basin
Split Mountain
Split Mountain
Upper Basin of the South Fork of Kings River, looking downstream
Split Mountain, view from Upper Basin
Mather Pass, view from Upper Basin

Day Six climb Split Moutain, then over Mather Pass to upper Palisade Lake

Lake in Upper Basin, between Split Mountain and Mather Pass
Upper Basin and surrounding peaks
Start of climb of Split Mountain
approach the saddle on the climb of Split Mt.
Saddle between Mt. Prater and Split Mt.
Climbing broad ridge of Split Mt
Near the summit of Split Mt.
Summit of Split Mt., Mark, Gerald and Jeff La Favre
View southeast from Split Mt. summit
Summit of Split Mt., Mark and Gerald La Favre
View south from summit of Split Mt.
View northwest from summit of Split Mt.
View west from summit of Split Mountain
View east from summit of Split Mt.
View south from summit of Split Mt.
View from summit of Split Mt.
Summit of Split Mt.
View west, just below the summit of Split Mt.
View southwest from Split Mt.
View from Split Mt.
down off mountain - View of Split Mt., on the way to Mather Pass
Split Mt., view from just below Mather Pass

Day Seven to junction of John Muir Trail and Bishop Pass Trail

Camp above upper Palisade Lake
Camp above upper Palisade Lake
View near Palisade Lakes
Upper Palisade Lake
Near Palisade Lakes
Palisade Creek valley
Palisade Creek valley, below Palisade Lakes
Palisade Creek
Palisade Creek valley, Devils Crags, Wheel Mountain
View up the Palisade Creek valley
John Muir Trail in Palisade Creek valley

Day Eight to South Lake, end of trip

Western Juniper, on Bishop Pass Trail
Canyon of Middle Fork of Kings River, from Bishop Pass Trail
On Bishop Pass Trail, Lower Dusy Basin
Dusy Basin
Inconsolable Range
Saddlerock Lake
Long Lake
Long Lake
South Lake

 

last update May 25, 2020