Kevin and I flew to Fresno and spent time with his family before and after a four night, 67.7 miles, 12,097′ elevation gain backpack from Glacier Point. We did the Red Pass Peak Loop with a side trip to Emeric Lake on this year’s long backpack adventure.
Lots of rocks on the trail.
Coming off Red Peak Pass at 11,000+ feet is when the thunder/snow began. We got low and set up the tent to escape it. This was such a beautiful area of the trail with all the red rock.
This was the coldest night. Everything was frozen in the morning and breakfast in the dark was a cold affair.
Lots of rock switchbacks.
The burn area from two years ago.
Why do we find shoes on the trail? What would a person wear on these rocks to leave their boots behind?
This was our only dangerous part. We went off trail and cut across this granite. The water was very shallow, but so, so slippery that we used any crack to wedge our feet.
Glacier Point Finish!