Day 39: June 2nd
Start: muir hut, mile 838
End: highland Marie lakes, mile 866
Miles hiked: 28

5:00 am, wake up.

Pack up bag in stuffy hut. Plan to get to Sallie keys lakes.

Plan stop at hot springs near muir trail ranch.

Brave cold before sunrise. Hike 5 miles on hard snow.

No trail.

Hike through evolution valley. Sit by waterfall.

Meander through McClure meadows.

Cross evolution creek with group. Take break.

Hike down canyon next to creek.

Break at creek to nap with Carrot.

Lose everyone.

Junction to hot springs, all footprints lead on past.

Follow footprints. Get to Sallie keys lakes.

No one there.

Tracks lead over Seldon Pass.

Hike on over Seldon pass.

Calls from behind. Coughee runs down pass to catch us.

Coughee and wiki did hot springs. They sucked.

Get to highland Marie lakes. Groups camped there.

So cold. Cook dinner.

Get in sleeping bag/recharging cocoon.

Rest, repeat.

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Guthrie and Coughee head down muir pass, staying on top of the frozen snow.

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Wanda lakes. Totally frozen.

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Snow

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Sheriff, carrot and wiki wiki enjoy the first good sun on our hike down muir pass. Hopeful that the icy surface will stay strong.

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Reflections

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Early morning crossing. This water was SO cold! Make the wind out of your sails cold.

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Reflections in evolution lake.

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McClure meadow from above the waterfall. I camped here once with badger. Great spot!

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More evolution lake. Love this lake!

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Twinkles PCT experience, brought to you by Mtn Dew 🙂

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Dead tree, many branches.

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Hiking through the forest, sallow keys lakes.

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Heart lake first. Frozen highland Marie lakes second.