Sept 15  Lake Marjorie  -  Charlotte Lake                                           ï
 19 mi  ï 
+Elev: 4200 ft

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Day 12
This day was the real test of the trip, we tackled Pinchot (12,130í) and Glen (11,978í) passes. We hit Pinchot with fresh morning legs and flew up and over, taking a short break at Twin Lakes. We hiked down Woods Creek most of the morning, before crossing the ìGolden Gate Bridge of the Sierraî a real neat suspension bridge, that sways just enough to add a little drama to the river crossing. We took an afternoon break at Arrowhead Lake underneath Fin Dome, before climbing up to the Rae lakes. These lakes really do live up to their reputation as being among the most beautiful in the Sierraís. With a short break here we started up Glen Pass, which proved very impressive with itís exposure and steep switchbacks. We enjoyed a great sunset as we headed to Charlotte Lake and made dinner under a beautifully starry sky.