Vidette Meadows to Bullfrog Lake Trail. 3 miles on the PCT, to mile 789. Then 9 miles to the Onion Valley Trail head and hitch a ride to Independence, California to pick up a box that I mailed here with food and supplies.
Without question, these are some of my best photos from the entire trip!
Also go to http://upix.biz/2008_06_14_Stephen_Fosdick/Aindex.html and look at photo 1876, 1882, 1883, 1892, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1906 and 1914.
I got a very early start this morning at 6:00 am. It was a good thing, too, because the lighting and colors at Bullfrog Lake were unbelievable. I took some very good shots showing the reflection of the mountains in the lake.
It was a big climb to get over Kearsarge Pass and down to Onion Valley Campground. There were a lot of hikers coming and going, but it was a great day on the trail.
On the way to the trailhead, there was a very nice couple that was hiking with their dog. They said that they would take me into town when they go, and they also invited me to join them and their 3 sons for some lunch. It was a very nice lunch, too!
When I got to parking lot, Steve was waiting for his son Eddie to do some fishing in a pond near the campground. He said that he would be going into Independence soon, and that I was welcome to ride with them. It was nice that the other family didn't have to make a special trip just for me. I ended up camping in Steve and Eddie's yard, and they even invited me to enjoy some of the trout that they had caught earlier that day. It was a great evening, and I really enjoyed getting to know them and staying with them.