|| Our final hike. This time it is only 2600' (780 m) climbing over 7.8 miles (12.5 km).
But we still feel tired, the legs still hurt from two days ago, and at the beginning of the hike it is hard to
imagine that we are going to get very far. We're willing to make an effort, but expect to be turning back early. ||We begin the hike along the Little Lakes Valley, the same as last year's hike up Morgan Pass - ||- until here.
||Strangely, the sign for Mono Pass/Mt. Starr is absent.||We rise above the Little Lakes Valley.
||Stella ties her shoe.||And leans into the banked curve.||There's something about fording a rushing river.