We woke up to a beautiful Sierra morning; blue skies and warm sun with no wind. After huddling in the tent to cook dinner the night before this was a pleasant change, so we took some time in the morning to check out the area around timberline lake, and it was worth taking the time.
|Maggie adventures from home base at Timberline lake|
The string of lakes in this area is connected by a cascading creek, the section between Guitar lake and Timberline is particularly interesting with a stair-step rock character. The cold night had left ice formations on the cascading waterfalls that made it even more enticing to wander around and check out the scene.
|Pi and Dad checking out the ice formations|
|So... where are we going today Mom?|
|Rebecca and Pi somewhere near Crabtree Meadow|
After a bit of descending and a disheartening section of uphill (the previous day had taken its toll), we got to yet another breathtaking view of the Bighorn Plateau and Mts Tyndall and Williamson. We had lunch at the head of Wallace Creek and decided that we would make a short day of it and finish the hike down to Junction Meadow the following day. This allowed the Energizer Bunnies (Dave, Allison and Andrew) the chance to explore the Bighorn Plateau for a bit as the rest of us settled into camp.
|Ahhh, so that is where we are|
Unfortunately, one of the tequila bottles had leaked, putting a serious damper on the evening. Well, not really, but next time I'm sure Marc will double check the platypus. We were able to find a camp just below the "fire line" and enjoy a little campfire and cook out. We were officially descending into Kern Canyon...
|Pi and Daddy Jamming some Brown Eyed Girl on the Bear Canister|