Lyell, Hutchings Creek, and Vogelsang 2018

Cony Crags to Bernice Lake

Saturday, August 25, 2018

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A fully on-trail day, first with a downhill to our low point of the trip, then back uphill and on a spur trail to Bernice Lake.  There were several people camping nearby at Bernice Lake.

Journal Entry:  Not as cold last night—down to 36F.  All trail today, down to Lewis Creek first, then up to Bernice Lake at 10,200 ft.  Got here around 3:00, took a walk and saw a bear on the other side of the lake!  Saw our first other people since Tuesday on the high trail before reaching Lewis Creek.  Saw quite a few on Lewis Creek trail, including a large horse train.  Looks like another tent nearby here at Bernice Lake.

Half Dome and Merced Lake

zoom in on Half Dome
route of the cables is visible just left of center

Echo Peaks and Cockscomb

trail sign at Lewis Creek junction

Lewis Creek Trail over slabs

Florence Creek

Mt. Clark in the distance

Bernice Lake


Bernice Lake

alpenglow over Bernice Lake

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