Tom and me, Joe at South Lake. The plan is to hike up to Chocolate Peak, then to hike a loop around the peak back to the main trail.
Looking back at South Lake near the start of the hike.
This little pika was on the rocks by the trail.
Entering the John Muir Wilderness on the Bishop Pass Trail.
One of the ponds that are near Long Lake.
Another view of the same pond.
Tom on the bench at Long Lake. Mount Goode in the distance.
View of Mount Goode from the outlet of Long Lake.
Looking down stream from Long Lake's outlet.
Flowers by the lake.
This is where we left the main trail and headed towards Ruwau Lake.
Approaching Ruwau Lake.
Picture Puzzle (13,501 feet) from Ruwau Lake.
Mount Goode (13,085 feet) from the lake.
Tom checking out Hurd Peak (12,237 feet). Having a feeling that he'll be climbing that one soon. He already has the route picked out.
View of Picture Puzzle and Ruwau Lake as we hike up the south ridge to Chocolate Peak.
Almost to the top.
Tom and me on Clocolate Peak at 11,682 feet.
Signing the register with Picture Puzzle in the background.
Picture Puzzle, Ruwau and Saddlerock Lakes to the south.
Zoomed in on Saddlerock Lake.
Mount Goode to the southeast.
Closer view of Mount Goode.
Zoomed in on Mount Goode's 13,085 foot summit.
South end of Long Lake.
Zoomed in on Long Lake's south shore.
North end of Long Lake with Hurd Peak ( 12,237 feet).
Zoomed in on the north shore.
Closer view of the island.
South Lake where we started hiking from to the north.
Zoomed in a little to the north, Mount Humphreys and Mount Tom come into view.
Zoomed in on Mount Humphreys at 13,986 feet with the Piute Crags in front of it.
Mount Tom at 13,652 feet.
Below to the east are the three Chocolate Lakes.
Closer view of the middle Chocolate Lake.
Cloudripper at 13,525 feet to the east.
Zoomed in on Cloudripper's summit.
Starting down off the peak. We plan to hike the loop around Chocolate Peak to check out the lakes along the way.
Down on the loop trail.
Approaching the first Chocolate Lake.
At the lake.
There was hundreds of baby fish in a pond at the lake's outlet.
Picture Puzzle from the second Chocolate Lake.
Hiking down to the lake.
View of Chocolate Peak from the second Chocolate Lake.
Chocolate Peak's east ridge.
Third of the Chocolate Lakes.
Coming up to Bull Lake.