Sierra Nevada, Thousand Island Lake

We had a family backpack in which wife Tuckie, son Jim and girlfriend Jenna, myself, daughter Laura, Kevin Anderson and his daughter Jenna, and my old hiking partner Conrad participated.  The destination for the first day was Thousand Island Lake, in the Mammoth area.  We were reminded of how out of shape we were as we struggled up the dusty trail on a hot day, bound for 10,000' Thousand Island Lake.

We made it to the lake tired, late, and hungry.  Thousand Island Lake is a tremendously beautiful Sierra lake, and has 14,000' Mt.
Banner as a backdrop.  When we did the John Muir Trailin 1971, we climbed 14,000' Banner and 14,000' Ritter Peaks.  People do the JMT a lot faster than we did, but I have not heard of anyone climbing 17 peaks along the JMT, as we did. Banner is shown below reflecting in Thousand Island Lake.

The next lake we hit was Garnet Lake, with Kevin and Jenna Anderson with the lake behind them, and Ritter and Banner Peaks in the background.

The next lake we hit was Garnet Lake, with Kevin and Jenna Anderson with the lake behind them, and Ritter and Banner Peaks in the background.

Above: Garnet Lake

Above: Garnet Lake

 Bob, Jim, Tuckie and Laura survived!

 Bob, Jim, Tuckie and Laura survived!