Sept 13  -  Evolution Valley  -  Palisades Canyon                                            ´
 18 mi  ´ 
+Elev: 3400 ft

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Day 10

We hiked uphill past Evolution Lake, and then passed Sapphire and Wanda Lakes before the slog up Muir Pass (11,955Ý). You can see the stone hut on the top of the pass for miles before you get there, and we stopped for lunch and enjoyed the warmth of the sun. Mike climbed up to the top of the hut for a photo and declared it to be an easy class 5! We then passed Helen Lake as we started the descent towards Le Conte Canyon. Our pace was slowed by the rocky descent and numerous stream crossings. The canyon is spectacular with itÝs impressive vertical walls and numerous meadows. Grouse Meadow was among the finest we saw on the entire trip. We started climbing upwards along Palisade Creek and choose a fine site for the evening, still a little short of our planned schedule.