A bit of a rough warm up with heavy packs for the first day this trip. All on trail at least.
Journal Entry: First day of McGee Creek trip. Stayed at McGee Creek Campground last night—started on trail 8:30 or so. 2700 feet of elevation gain over about 7 miles, to Big McGee Lake. Lots of people on the trail, including a trail crew, and a group of horses. Some areas had lots of mosquitos, starting a bit below 9000 ft. Arrived at Big McGee Lake around 4:00. Mosquitos not too bad here, breeze helps a lot. Lots of others camped here. Hear some pikas chirping.
Mt. Baldwin over desert sage
Mt. Crocker over the valley
Mt. Crocker and Red & White Mtn
Red & White Mtn over Big McGee Lake
Mt. Crocker over Big McGee Lake