Joe(me), Robin, Sooz and Chip at the start of the Meyson Lake Trail just off the Whitney Portal Road at 7,860 feet. The group will be spending the night at Grass Lake, but I'll just be doing a day hke.
First part of this hike takes us through a campground.
On the trail.
Looking down the canyon at the Alabama Hills and the Inyo Mountains in the distance.
Robin and Chip on the first set of switchbacks.
Great view of Lone Pine Peak's north ridge from the lower section of trail.
Entering the John Muir Wilderness.
Nice looking little peak.
Sooz and Chip
Another view of the valley from higher up the trail.
Zoomed in on the Whitney Portal road.
Up ahead we could see a little snow still remained above 9,500 feet.
Chip on the trail.
On another set switchbacks.
This was the first snow we came upon.
View down the snow chute.
It's been a few years since I been in this area, forgot how nice of an area it is.
Chip checking out the view.
At about 10,000 feet.
On the last set of switchbacks. Great looking trees up in this area.
At the top of the switchbacks.
This is where we leave the trail and head to the lake.
At Grass Lake at 10,850 feet.
Grass Lake's shore line.
Another view of Grass Lake.
Looking down on Peanut Lake.
Zoomed in on Peanut Lake.
Looking up Lone Pine Peak's steep west face from Grass Lake.
Sooz, Robin and Chip are spending the night at Grass Lake, I'm only day hiking, time for me to start hiking down.
Passing Grass Lake on my way back. Think that the peak in the middle is Mount Mallory.
Zoomed in on Mount Mallory.
Think this one is Mount Irvine.
This is at the high point of my hike at 11,100 feet just before starting the down hill.
Another view of Lone Pine Peak's west face.
looking down the canyon into the Owens Valley from about 10,500 feet.
Getting close to the end of the hike.
Back at the campground, almost back to the truck. This was my first hike in the Serria this year, plan to do a lot more this season.