The setting of the Yang Yang Lakes

The setting of the Yang Yang Lakes

The Yang Yang Lakes are in the lower right-hand portion of the photo. Behind them is the Flat Creek drainage. The Mt. Formidable massif is on the left, and Spider Mountain is on the right. The Spider-Formidable col with the steep snow thumb that must be descended is on the skyline right of center. August 5, 1988.
Bob Bolton
on Jan 13, 2008 5:28 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 372521


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Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jan 14, 2008 12:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice day.

A beautiful, clear day, just like the day I swam in this lake. Later that afternoon, we were navigating the LeConte and South Cascade glaciers by compass in a snowstorm!

Thanks for the pic and the tour.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 15, 2008 8:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice day.

I hadn't heard about your experience, but it is very similar to what we experienced, except that nobody swam in the lake. We got through the Sentinel-LeConte Col just barely before the cloud deck got down to that level, so we at least didn't have to navigate in fog. We had strong winds, but it wasn't cold enough to snow, and it didn't start raining until we had set up our bivy site just above the South Cascade Glacier on the SW ridge of Sentinel. We spent two nights at that bivy site.

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