Sept 16 -
Charlotte Lake - Sandy Meadow
20 mi ´
+Elev: 4500 ft
Day 13 Picture Library
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There was a light hearted feeling as we had breakfast, the realization
that end of the trail was almost
in sight, and we were going to make it.
We gained almost 3,000 feet before we even got to Forester Pass
but we were getting stronger every day and the packs got a little lighter,
and we flew up and
over leaving behind Kings Canyon and entering Sequoia
NP. We descended down to Bubbs Creek and Vidette
Meadows. This area has
a reputation for itÝs beauty, but we didnÝt see much from the trail. We
up Bighorn Plateau were we got great views of Tyndall, Williamson,
Russell and Whitney. We were getting
excited now, and pushed on beyond
our scheduled camp. We found a great camp near Wright Creek and watched
the alpenglow on Mt. Whitney. Mosquitoes liked this site also, but even
they couldnÝt dampen our spirits
of being this close to finishing the JMT.