The day started out normal enough. Dry sandy trail, some big pines and interesting rock formations….
Some snow capped peaks in the immediate vicinity.
There was a great view of the Owens Valley…,
and the occasional snow field.
Then a bit more…
Then a lot more!
The 2nd half of the day was mostly snow. No postholing luckily, but a lot of slippin and slidin’ even with my micro-spikes. The sun had warmed up the snow pretty good and was slushy on top making for cold-wet feet.
It was challenging to find a dry camp spot…my tent is basically surround by snow. I was exhausted by 7pm and wasn’t going to be too picky.
I did have a good sunset from my tent 🙂