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Brian Dickson | profile | all galleries >> California 2019 >> 3_twin_lakes_to_tuolumne tree view | thumbnails | slideshow
Horse Creek Pass heading south into Spiller canyon
This was a 3 day hike roughly following the final section of the Sierra High Route between Twin Lakes and Tuolumne Meadows. We loved the cross country sections here with beautiful meadows, lakes and mountains and quite a remote feel for the relatively short hike.
Map of our 3 day hike on and off trail from Twin Lakes campsite to Tuolumne Meadows
Map of our 3 day hike on and off trail from Twin Lakes campsite to Tuolumne Meadows
Looking back down to Twin Lakes
Looking back down to Twin Lakes
Climbing south from Twin Lakes up Horse Creek- the trail gets a bit faint higher up but the way is obvious
Climbing south from Twin Lakes up Horse Creek- the trail gets a bit faint higher up but the way is obvious
Horse Creek
Horse Creek
Near the pass at Horse Creek with some rain and threatening clouds all day
Near the pass at Horse Creek with some rain and threatening clouds all day
Final snow patches below the pass
Final snow patches below the pass
Nearing the pass
Nearing the pass
Horse Creek Pass - descending south down Spiller Canyon
Horse Creek Pass - descending south down Spiller Canyon
Spiller Canyon - no trail but lovely hiking down the glaciated valley
Spiller Canyon - no trail but lovely hiking down the glaciated valley
Day 2 further down Spiller Canyon
Day 2 further down Spiller Canyon
After a wet evening yesterday its drying time!
After a wet evening yesterday its drying time!
We join up with the Pacific Crest Trail
We join up with the Pacific Crest Trail
Crossing Return Creek
Crossing Return Creek
We leave trail and hike up McCabe Creek and meadows
We leave trail and hike up McCabe Creek and meadows
Steeper climbing up to McCabe Pass
Steeper climbing up to McCabe Pass
Below Shepherd Crest
Below Shepherd Crest
Down south to Upper McCabe Lake
Down south to Upper McCabe Lake
McCabe Pass to Cascade Lake
McCabe Pass to Cascade Lake
McCabe Pass from the east- easiest route is out left then back onto ridge south of the pass
McCabe Pass from the east- easiest route is out left then back onto ridge south of the pass
Cascade Lakes!
Cascade Lakes!
September 2019 Sierra - Cascade Lake camp
September 2019 Sierra - Cascade Lake camp
September 2019 Sierra -Cascade Lake camp
September 2019 Sierra -Cascade Lake camp
Cascade Lake camp
Cascade Lake camp
Day 3 Heading south to cross Mt Connes east ridge on the 'Sierra High Route'
Day 3 Heading south to cross Mt Connes east ridge on the 'Sierra High Route'
Connes Lakes outflow
Connes Lakes outflow
Mt Connes east ridge
Mt Connes east ridge
Mt Connes east ridge looking north
Mt Connes east ridge looking north
Mt Connes east ridge - granite is grippy!
Mt Connes east ridge - granite is grippy!
Lots of lakes and meadows- I think this is Green Treble Lake
Lots of lakes and meadows- I think this is Green Treble Lake
This is Great Sierra Mine situated on a pass before we descended to Tuolumne Meadows
This is Great Sierra Mine situated on a pass before we descended to Tuolumne Meadows
Great Sierra Mine area
Great Sierra Mine area
Great Sierra Mine
Great Sierra Mine
We reached a trail again heading south west to Toulumne Road - met lots of tiny tree frogs here
We reached a trail again heading south west to Toulumne Road - met lots of tiny tree frogs here