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Kearsarge Pass in the snow, part 1

After bad weather chased Dave and I out of a climbing trip in Yosemite, we went backpacking over Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra in October. The rain that chased us out of Yosemite was snow up there. So continued my transition from crag climbing to backpacking.

Onion Valley trailhead

slogging up the trail

icicles on the stream

looking southwest

looking back towards the White Mtns

looking up at the pass

Kearsarge Pass and Pinnacles

Kearsarge and Bullfrog Lakes

view from base camp


Mt. Bago

looking east to the pass

the stream below base camp

Mt. Rixford

the tent

starting up Mt. Rixford

Continue to part 2