First backpacking trip of the year! A great seven day, 60 mile, trip on the Rae Lakes Loop (counter-clockwise). Interactive topo map here and link for viewing in Google Earth here.
Slideshow is available on this page: RL 2014 Slideshow
Counter-clockwise loop of Rae Lakes
Managed to keep the weight down.
Clean and happy at the start! Photo Courtesy of Nick M.
We spent a lot of time in various canyons
Mariposa lily (Calochortus leichtlinii)
No shortage of water here (yet)
Hiding next to the trail
This caused a slight detour. Photo Courtesy of Nick M.
Foot wash station
Luxury accommodations at Junction Meadow
Photo Courtesy of Nick M.
Crossing this was interesting, as it was cold, thigh deep, and swift! The little rope provided more mental assistance than actual help
Luckily there was a bridge for getting across this one
Looking for the perfect shot. Photo Courtesy of Nick M.
Giant water slide!
Me @ East Lake
Omi @ East Lake
More East Lake
The trail to Lake Reflection required some improvisation
Looking back towards East Lake
There was a bit too much wind at Reflection Lake to get any decent reflections
Omi @ Reflection Lake
Coming back was worse, as we knew what to expect!
Snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)
Cascades along Bubbs Creek