August 18 – Long Uphill
August 19 – Off Trail to Sphinx Lakes
August 20 – Sphinx Pass and Mount Brewer
August 21 – Longley Pass and Lake Reflection
August 22 – Harrison Pass attempt
August 23 – East Lake
August 24 – Bubbs Creek
August 25 – Back to the Trailhead
Mount Brewer is off of the main Sierra Crest and is 13,570 feet in elevation. It is the highest peak in its vicinity, and thus is known for its sweeping views. It did not disappoint on this trip. Our original plan on this trip was to go over Lucy’s Foot Pass and down to Milestone Basin, then over to Colby Lake and return via Avalanche Pass. Lucy’s Foot Pass was rejected from afar and the alternate plan Harrison Pass proved to be more than we wanted to handle, thus part of the planned trip was cut off and we ended up returning via East Lake and Bubbs Creek. The trip ended up being around 34 miles in 8 days.
The trip started and ended at Roads End in Kings Canyon National Park. Derek joined Ron and Steve on this trip in the Sierra Nevada.