The "before" shot. Clean and ready to go.
Lunch by the creek while waiting for Val, who drove back to Bishop to buy more fuel, to catch us.
Mike doing what I pay him to do - model being comfortable in the backcountry.
Looking down on First Lake from Second Lake.
Crossing this rickety bridge to our lakeside campsite.
Temple Crag above Second Lake.
Such a campsite - Second Lake.
Sunset over Temple Crag.
Off on our day-hike to Sam Mack Meadow and our attempt to see the Palisade Glacier. Got way-laid by too many flowers.
Val and Temple Crag.
Us three guides: Karen, Val, and Mike. How did we get so lucky to go this?
Sam Mack Meadow.
Sam Mack Meadow and the 14ers of the Palisades above.
Mike crossing the outlet of Sam Mack Meadow.
Guides Mike and Val taking a break after lunch.
Mike exploring the milky glacial silt in the creek.
The surrounding mountains.
First, Second, and Third Lakes from our walk up to the Glacier View.
East side of Mt. Sill, the other side of which I climbed 2 weeks before on a personal trip with friends.