left home Thursday at 5:30, Madera by 9:30. Left Madera at 9:30, made it to end of Kaiser pass road around 1pm. Passed 8 cars, no backing up required. note that it was in the season and earlier than the 1st day of hunting season.
set up at double site #27 with the giant, sloped granite slab wall backing us. (great for star gazing).
granite slab wall behind campsite.
campsite had potable water and garbage / recycling. pit toilets, no sinks (wash up at your campsite)
hike #1 – Florence Lake to crater lake and beyond
at Dutch lake
typical trail section
crater lake, john muir wilderness
cross country to hidden lake
hidden lake. talked with some hunters/backpackers
finding dutch lake from hidden lake was east, finding the trail back to florence, not so much
trail on the return with great views. watch your step, trekiin poles are a good idea here
Florence lake on the return. the return was so hard i doubted that i had actually hiked up this sucker
day two hike – hooper diversion road allnd the creek from florence lake
grazing meadow just after river crossing (boots and socks off on eay in and boots on going out since it was last hike of trip
cool zipline over river for people and toold
day 2 walk in campground through wild life are and jackass meadow
see the deer?
see it now?
jackass meadow at dusk