Sunset at Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak, and Garnet Lake
It was a windy night, but still beautiful
Hiding from the wind
It was a windy night at camp, but we made the most of it and found a great seat with natural shelter.
Banner Peak and Garnet Lake
Ascending out of Garnet Lake on JMT on the way to Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake Trail Junction
Where most of the trails towards Thousand Island Lake meet up
Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak
Ascending the JMT on the way towards Island Pass and the Davis Lakes area
Banner Peak from Island Pass
A small tarn at Island Pass with great views of Banner Peak
Selfie at Island Pass
with Banner Peak in the distance
Davis Lake and Mt Davis
The afternoon sun was setting on the gorgeous basin that the Davis Lakes sit in
The Sky's the Limit
A peaceful evening at camp staring at the sun setting on Mt Donahue and Donahue Pass
Trail to Davis Lakes
This trail is well worth the detour off the JMT. The basin you'll hike to has some amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Davis Lakes Basin
Taken during the "golden hour" from Davis Lakes. Such a worthwhile destination.
Piercing the sky
The last rays of light pierce the hazy sky above Davis Lake
Davis Lake Dreaming
Twilight sets on Davis Lakes making for a magical setting
Ducks like dinner with a view
This duck was just cruising around in Davis Lake going under for food and coming back up and cruising around. Who could blame him,the view was incredible.
Mt Davis and the Davis Lakes Basin from climbing Donahue Pass
Climbing the JMT towards Donahue Pass and looking back near last night's camp.
Mt Donahue and Yosemite
Over that mountain in the distance lies our destination, Tuolumne Meadows
Standing at Donahue Pass and it's small tarn just below the top of the pass.
A bigger tarn further down the pass. We've now officially crossed into Yosemite
Looking up Lyell Canyon towards Donahue Pass, Mt Lyell, and the Lyell Glacier