Day 1 - Bloody Lake, with the next day's pass left of center.
Day 1. Bloody Mountain east of camp. Older red metamorphic rock and younger intrusive granite blanketing lower slopes.
East shore of Bloody Lake.
Sierra light dancing on the water of Bloody Lake.
Day 2. Looking back north to Bloody Lake.
Day 2. Anticipation and reflection.
Day 2. Approach to pass into next drainage.
Hey, there is somebody up there!
Let's see how he negotiates the talus. Might give insight to our route up.
On over the pass. Last look back to Bloody Lake.
Scrambling up talus.
Top of the pass: about 11,200'. Bill suggests that those with Mango-colored packs and colored shirts should be over my way.
Day 2. Next destination: Cloverleaf Lake. Mt. Baldwin (12,615') on center skyline. It's downhill from here today.
Day 2. The twins on the decent to Cloverleaf Lake.
Looking up the south scarp of Bloody Mountain.
So Steve, do you think we should have traded notes on our daily apparel choice so as to not match so much?
Arrival at Cloverleaf Lake, and the search for a camp site.
Fishing in Cloverleaf is too easy. Nice deep-bodied Brook Trout, eager to strike at black rooster-tail lures. Catch and release of course.
Hummm? Is that lemon-lime Gatorade . . . . . or ???
We're seeing fish even in the dead wood.
Day Three. Edith Lake.
Day 3. Edith Lake looking north to Laurel Mountain. We started just ESE of this mountain.
Bill taking a load off while Steve fishes Edith Lake.
Lake Genevieve - low point of day 3 - 10,000'.
On over to Lake Dorthy.
A sea of gray and white Paleozoic limestone and marble capped by the younger red metamorphic rock. The rock in this region of the Sierras above the Convict Creek drainage stand in contrast to the typical granite landscape common to much of the range.
The carbonate sediments of ancient seas exposed along the approach to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah make for a beautiful, if stark landscape, and represent a time when this landmass was near the equator.