Here’s a slideshow I made for a trek from 2012 that started out at South Lake near Bishop, CA. The route headed over Bishop Pass, then cross country through Dusy Basin beneath the mighty Palisades on the High Sierra Route. We connected to the John Muir Trail just below Palisade Lakes, then followed it west and turned north up Le Conte Canyon, completing the loop via Grouse Meadow and ascending Mt. Agassiz on the last morning. Trip participants included: Willie, Pete B., Colin, Ian N., Witter, Chad, and me.
I’ve just received confirmation of the hiking permit I applied for to explore the Grand Canyon in April of 2015. I’m stoked. The backcountry of the Grand Canyon has become one of my favorite places to go backpacking. For its isolation, beauty, and challenge, there’s nothing better.
Kanab Creek, April 2014
To tide myself through the winter, I’m happy to look back through these photos of our trip from earlier this year. Willie, Colin and I started from the overlook near the Indian Hollow trailhead, and followed a route from George Steck’s guidebook, Grand Canyon Loop Hikes. Our upcoming trip is another chapter from the same book, and will travel through similar terrain, mostly cross-country, in Tuckup Canyon.