(Above) Crimson columbine near Mt. Conness
Pack trains -- love 'em or hate 'em, a fact of life in the Sierras. This one was near Evolution Lake.
I'm always finding things in the mountains and bringing them home. On this particular day, I found a full-length Thermarest! After carrying it 5 miles, I dropped it off at the LeConte Ranger Station. It was heavy! (People actually CARRY these things??)
I can't remember the name of this lake or mountain, but scenes like this one are an everyday occurrence on the John Muir Trail.