JMT Day 14 - below Forester Pass, over the pass to Bighorn Plateau
Aug 27, 2009Public
Photo: Lake at approx 12090' on N side of Forester Pass
Photo: trail over a moraine, to Forester Pass
Photo: Junction Peak, 13888' (I think)
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Photo: me at Forester Pass
Photo: me at Forester Pass, 13180'
Photo: S side of Forester - its straight down (switchback trail blasted in a wall), then pretty flat for awhile.
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Photo: rocky trail along the S wall
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Photo: beautiful open view south toward the Kern Valley and Kaweahs
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Photo: its a long slog to this sign
Photo: Foxtail Pine forest
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Photo: the trail climbs a rocky foxtail pine hill approx 500' + on the way to Bighorn Plateau
Photo: near Bighorn Plateau!
Photo: Bighorn Plateau's lake!
Photo: looking east
Photo: I was in between 2 storms and climbed up on the Bighorn tip to see them.  Memories of camping here w/the kids near a giant rock in 2002.
Video: video from top of Bighorn Plateau with 360 degree mountains!