Early morning start up the trailhead
I slept under this sign last night
Daybreak higher up on the trail
Mt. Williamson is closer, but so far away
Jeff's not sweating enough. :)
Jeff takes a short break
James' pack weighs 47 pounds, and he can still smile. :)
Rocks grow up big here. :)
James, Eric and Jeff take a well deserved break
Familiarly called "Advil Camp"
More than enough food for Yogi and Boo Boo bears
Rocks, rocks and more rocks!
A look back at the trail
Over 6000 ft elevation gain with full packs...this is exhausting!
We're nearing Shepherd Pass
That's Mt. Tyndall - for another day
Let's all stay together now. :)
Hopefully these are happy little clouds!
"Pets and Firearms Prohibited"...NOW they tell us!
This is the lake near our campsite
Eric will look like this after each day
Looking off to the west
Tired as they are, Eric and Jeff check out tomorrow's area
Another early morning ascent up to Mt. Williamson
Here comes the sun, little darlin'...
We enter the Williamson Bowl
The black stain is a landmark to stay to the right
We ascend the chute
A look back from our chute
Eric ascending the chute
Eric asking himself if he really needs to do this...yeah, right.
James waited for us at the base of the chimney
James and Eric reach the top of the chimney
From left...Langley, Russell and Whitney from our peak
We'll go over to this east peak in a bit
Closer view of Langley, Russell and Whitney
Must be an LVMC peakbagger!
Eric is probably trying to sign in to Peakbagger.com!
Eric and James at the top of Mt Williamson!
Sky Pilot (polemonium)
Now we're near east peak
Beautiful, but we're not bagging this one today!
We're lucky to have good weather today
Those LVMC peakbaggers are everywhere!
More Sky Pilot...beautiful, but stinky
Back down the chimney
James shows his style
Eric makes this look easy, but it's not!
Where's Waldo in this crossing back through the Bowl?
Hmmm, another night of western skies building t-storms
Look, there's a varmint (marmot)
The marmot scampers off
Back at our campsite lake
Tough day at the office. :)
Beautiful rays of sunshine off to the west
A rest enroute back to trailhead
It's not the only reason we came here, but it's a good reason
Last night's t-storm altered some of the trail crossings
Got stuck in "two feet" of mud!
Back at the car, and the clouds are building up
Hmmm, weather seems to be changing rapidly
A view of Mt. Whitney from Lone Pine
Back at work