JMT Day 10 - Deer Meadow over Mather Pass to South Fork Kings River xing
Aug 27, 2009Public
Photo: Palisade Creek fire
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Photo: Palisade Creek.  The switchbacks up this section are half in a wet jungle of plants which reach up to above my arms, and half in dry granite.  My boots were soaked at the top.
Video: video of the Golden Staircase.  I was lucky to climb 1500' in the shade.
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Photo: Palisade Lake.  I met the LaConte ranger up here and pumped water.
Photo: Clouds were gathering so I quickly left for the climb up Mather Pass
Photo: Upper Palisade Lake
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Photo: View looking North from Mather Pass (12100'), back toward Palisade Lake.  It looked like rain and I hurried down the S side of the pass.  There was a little drizzle near the pass but nothing more till about 4 pm when it started raining and rained almost all night.