Heaven was Mosquito Hell this year. That contributed to another
change to the planned route, we went to Tully Lake instead of Izaak
Walton Lake. We would have left the trail in Horse Heaven but I
was preoccupied with the mosquitos and just wanted to get away as
quickly as possible, which meant staying on the trail.
Journal Entry: Nice afternoon yesterday. Mosquitos bad while packing camp this morning. Followed JMT south down into Tully Hole, then up to Horse Heaven, both with swarming mosquitos. Decided against heading for Izaak Walton Lake, terrain was rough where outlet flows into Fish Creek (outlet is in a gorge) probably easier to take slabs from further up the trail. We decided to go to Tully Lake, which has a trail. Found a campsite in trees on middle of north side of lake. Breeze nearby helps keep mosquitos down.
Lake Virginia morning reflections
Tully Hole and view west down Fish Creek
trail sign at Tully Hole
canyon between Tully Hole and Horse Heaven
trail heading up toward McGee Pass
trail sign at Tully Lake junction
Tully Lake outlet creek
campsite at Tully Lake