Mt. Gabb and Bear Lakes 1999

Hutchinson Meadow

Sunday, August 22, 1999

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Rainstorm! Woke this morning to perfectly clear skies despite seeing lightning in the distance 9-10 pm last night. The clear skies didnt last. Right now Im in the tent at 3:30pm waiting out a thunderstorm. Were just below Merriam Lake, making about 8 miles today. Hike was rather uneventful--through valleys with trees. Saw a lot fewer people than yesterday. Left main trail about 1pm--the unmaintained trail toward Merriam Lake was better than we expected--steep but fairly easy to follow. Just peeked outside--looks like hail on the ground. Tomorrow well attempt Feather Pass--hopefully the weather will improve. UPDATE 6:30pm: Cleared up for enough time to eat dinner--the sun even came out. But now it has started back up again. Lots of thunder, lightning, rain, and a bit more hail.

Glacier Divide

 

Glacier Divide over Piute Creek

Pilot Knob and Mt. Humphreys from below Merriam Lake

 

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