Back in 1999, I got my first real taste of altitude sickness on this trail. I don't know why; I had spent two nights already at the same altitudes up around Monarch Lakes. Fortunately, it wasn't too bad-- dizziness and weakness-- and resting and eating helped it pass.
I also remember the mosquitoes and the incredibly beautiful scenery, one great lake after another. And Dusy Basin still stands as one of the most gorgeous places I have seen. Muir Pass and the lakes around it were also awesome.
This area holds a lot of memories for me as well. Once a long departed friend and I got caught in a late spring blizzard. We had to scrap our plans to do a famous couloir on Mt.Gilbert.
I love the fact that you start from nearly 10,000 feet and you are already in the heart of the Sierras. Mosquitos, however, are a different story. I have learned how to deal with the little devils by wearing a long sleeve shirt, long pants and mosquito netting on my face.
Thanks for the visit and the comment, Bob.
As always, or maybe even better? :) (not to mention the gorgeous layout, Marc)
Thank you very much, Jacek. I just wanted to do something a little different. I am so glad you like the photos and the layout.
All the best,
Excellent description, very imaginative layout and beautiful photos! Congratulations Marc!
One of my favorite trailheads. Nice pics.
Thank you very much, Fossana. Bishop Pass trail is one of my favorite hikes in the Sierras.
Thanks for the visit and the comment.
A fine piece of crafted work indeed.
Thank you very much, Ray. I hope that it will come in handy for a hiker looking for a good hike. Cheers,