Dale ready to go.
Officially entering the Ansel Adams Wilderness
Dale on the trail.
Checking our progress with Shadow Lake in the distance.
Shadow Lake and the Minarets
So far, so good.
Descending towards the river trail.
Taking it in.
More strange rocks.
Some aspens changing colors.
I deserve a break.
Saplings glowing red from the sun.
Getting close to Thousand Island Lake
Small alpine lake.
Looking back from where we came.
The trail opens up to Thousand Island Lake.
The water was crystal clear.
Better view of Thousand Island Lake
Trail wrapping around the lake.
Interesting roots and trees.
Leaving Thousand Island Lake.
Interesting fauna along the trail.
Campsite tucked under a tree.
Full moon cast weird shadows on the tent.
Garnet Lake the next morning.
Eastern end of Garnet Lake.
Easily visable dead wood in Garnet Lake
View of Garnet Lake, JMT bridge and Mount Ritter.
Looking down the trail (where we weren't supposed to venture but did anyway)
More Garnet Lake
Small talus field.
Descending into the valley.
A curious squirrel.
Stream with a log crossing.
More mountain stream.
Wildflowers and waterfalls.
The trail had quite a few small waterfalls.
Black Volcanic Range
Trail wrapping around Ediza Lake
One last look at Ediza Lake.
Dale navigating the talus field.
We were heading straight through this mess.
High above Iceberg Lake.
Boulder hopping around Cecile Lake.
Sun dropping down behind the Minarets.
Believe it or not, this was the easy part.
Dale trying to figure out our route down.
This part wasn't too bad... we put up the camera for the really tough parts.
Safely on the ground.
It doesn't look like much, but this is where we came from.
Dusk at Minaret Lake.
Lake was a beautiful blue-green.
One of the Minarets. Reminds me of the Price is Right game - Cliffhanger.
Minaret and reflection in Minaret Lake.
I think I'm being felt up.
Picturesque stream on the backside of Minaret Lake.
Different view of the stream.
Looking back up at the Minarets.
Nice little waterfall.
Wildflowers along the bank of mountain stream.
Fall colors along the trail.
Cascades and a waterfall.
Lake near Devil's Postpile.
Glowing yellow plants.
Easy stream crossing.
We made it to the Postpile.
Meadow and bridge.
Huge chunks of hexagon rocks scattered everywhere. You weren't allowed to climb on them.
Tops of the basalt formation.
Close up of some smaller formations.
View from the top.