Minaret traverse, 2010

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Minaret traverse, 2010

Along excellent use trail above Lake Ediza, ascending into valley leading to Mt. Ritter

and Banner Peak


Pre-sunrise from camp above Nydiver Lakes


Sunrise, Mt. Ritter from camp above Nydiver Lakes


The Minarets from camp above Nydiver Lakes


Looking toward Whitebark Pass from near camp above Nydiver Lakes---

An easy traverse to the pass


Garnet Lake from Whitebark Pass


Looking at the easy Thousand Island—Garnet Lakes pass from Whitebark Pass

(Thousand Island Lake in the distance).


Looking down snowfield below north side of Whitebark Pass---

don’t go down this; go down rocks on the far right side of the pass


Descending the north side of Whitebark Pass; the descent is easy below

this (and this part is very easy; there is little exposure below Dave’s feet)


Looking up at the north side of Whitebark Pass; descend on the

far left side of the snowfield.


Banner Peak from Thousand Island Lake


Lots of flowers, even in September.


Fireweed


Not identified (yet)


Badger Lake


The High Trail, heading toward Agnew Meadow


The view from the High Trail: the Minarets, Mt. Ritter, and Banner Peak

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