Mile 1094 – Muir, Tuolumne Meadows and Northbound

After returning to the Sierra from my respit in Bishop, I climbed pass after pass, sometimes two in a day. Kearsarge, Glen, Pinchot, Mather, Muir were the big ones.

Looking North from Glen Pass.
Looking North from Glen Pass.
Looking South from Pinchot Pass.
Looking South from Pinchot Pass.
Looking North from Mather Pass.
Looking North from Mather Pass.
Palisade Lake
Palisade Lake
The most beautiful start to a sunset atop of Muir Pass.
The most beautiful start to a sunset atop of Muir Pass.
The hut built in John Muir's honor in 1936 atop Muir Pass. I ended up spending a warm night inside the hut as a storm front rolled in.
The hut built in John Muir’s honor in 1936 atop Muir Pass. I ended up spending a warm night inside the hut as a storm front rolled in.
Muir sunset going orange. It will likely be the most impressive sunset of the entire trail.
Muir sunset going orange. It will likely be the most impressive sunset of the entire trail.
Land of big rivers. But not as big as in 2009. Easy river crossings so far through the Sierra.
Land of big rivers. But not as big as in 2009. Easy river crossings so far through the Sierra.
Marmots are pretty darn cute. They let out a big whistle call. One time there was a mother and several of her babies out on top on a rock. As I walked by on the trail, the mother became alarmed and ran towards me, calling out her high pitched call. Meanwhile, the babies scampered off the rock and back to safety.
Marmots are pretty darn cute. They let out a big whistle call. One time there was a mother and several of her babies out on top of a rock. As I walked by on the trail, the mother became alarmed and ran towards me, calling out her high pitched call. Meanwhile, the babies scampered off the rock and back to safety.
Devils Postpile National Monument near Red's Meadow. A rare form of amazing columnar basalt!
Devils Postpile National Monument near Red’s Meadow. A rare form of amazing columnar basalt!
Lyell Canyon just before reaching Tuolumne Meadows, where "everything is betto in the metto".
Lyell Canyon just before reaching Tuolumne Meadows, where “everything is betto in the metto”.
After battling the mosquitos for days and days, the Sierra crest brought us into Sonora Pass. At a moment of crazed spontaneity, we sped off to Reno for buffet and 1000 mile celebration. Amazing.....
After battling the mosquitos for days and days, the Sierra crest brought us into Sonora Pass. At a moment of crazed spontaneity, we sped off to Reno for buffet and 1000 mile celebration. Amazing…..

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