Adjusting the Pack
Jock adjusting his pack as we head out on the Rock Creek Trail.
Little Lakes Valley Trail
Following Rock Creek into the Valley of Little Lakes.
Trail to the Valley of Little Lakes
Valley of Little Lakes
About 10,200 ft in mid June.
Camped to the left amongst the trees
Just thawing in early June.
Little Lakes trail passing Long Lake
Camping amongst the snow
South end of Box Lake
Ancient Mining Equipment
Little Lakes Valley was intensely mined in the late 1800's into the early 1900's.
Box Lake to the East
Marsh, Heart and Box Lakes
View from the Mono Pass Trail
Valley of Little Lakes at Rock Creek
Box Lake empties into Heart Lake.
Jock high in the Sierras
At about 11,000 ft near Ruby Lake, Jock waits for me to catch up.
Pionting the way to the PCT
Pacific Coast Trail is just beyond Ruby Lake.
At 11,125 ft Ruby is on the MonoPass Trail just before the 12,000 ft summit.
Morning sun on the peaks surrounding Valley of Little Lakes
Clear sky dawn in the Sierra
One of the many small no-name lakes
Campsite at Box Lake
Jock quickly identified the tent as his home.
In his element
Cooling off in the lake, Jock appears to enjoy the view.
Upper Gem Lake
Lower Gem Lake
Last meadow before Morgan Pass
This was a road to the mining area south of Valley of Little Lakes.