Start of the trail to the North Fork of Big Pine Creek. The first 2 miles are a long traverse with little shade.
Looking up the South Fork of Big Pine Creek. We did not go this way.
Second Falls coming out of the valley above. The trail goes right through this gorge.
By the time we covered the 2 hot miles to Second Falls Wylie was ready to cool off.
Big Pine Creek was raging through the Second Falls.
Once past Second Falls the trail changes quickly.
This part of the trail is really beautiful.
First look at Temple Crag. We would camp right under this peak at Second Lake.
Wylie never misses a chance to get in the water.
The trail going from First Lake up to Second Lake with Temple Crag in the distance.
Second Lake and Temple Crag. This is just below our campsite. You can see the creek coming into the lake on the right.
Looking across Second Lake.
Wylie enjoying the view from our campsite.
We both slept in the one man tent. A little crowded but not too bad.
Here is the view from our campsite above Second Lake.
Heading up the trail toward Third Lake.
We passed some beautiful meadows along the way.
Beautiful meadow and the Palisades in the distance.
Wylie found the first patch of snow and immediately layed down and rolled around on it.
Our tent at our campsite near Summit Lake with a view of the Palisades.
Our campsite was huge!
The Palisade Crest in the late afternoon. This was the view from our camp. You can see Fourth Lake about 300' below our camp.
Summit Lake again.
Up close view of the Palisade Glacier and Palisade Crest.
The view looking out the tent door.
The view looking across the valley from the Black Lake trail with First Lake and Second Lake.
First Lake and Temple Crag from the trail from Black Lake.
One last look back up into the valley of the North Fork of Big Pine Creek.