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rae lakes

Jun 282016

It’s summer.  Time for backpacking the high country, wherever that is for you.  For me, that almost always means the mighty high Sierra that runs along the eastern border of California.  For those who’ve never been, it’s so hard to describe the beauty, ruggedness and majesty that lives in those mountains.  Here, we’re approaching the Rae Lakes basin on the eastern side of Kings Canyon National Park, looking down from the almost 12,000 foot Glenn Pass.  An amazing stretch of country and the Rae Lakes area is one great place to make camp and explore.


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Sep 122013

I like this photo.  And still it hardly does justice to the beauty that is constant and everywhere in this little slice of Kings Canyon National Park.  It took us the better part of 2 days to hike in to Rae Lakes; up and over Kearsarge pass and then Glen pass at just under 12,000 feet to get to this incredible valley of lakes and creeks at around 10,500 feet.  The smells, the stillness, the peace.  Awesome!


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