Sierra Nevada 2002

Lyell Base Camp to Rush Creek Forks

Sunday, August 11, 2002

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Sun. 8-11-02

Started the day with hazy skies—turned out to be smoke, probably from the Sequoia fire.  The smoke obstructed some of our views from Donohue Pass.  Started out with a 2000 foot climb to the pass.  Beautiful basins and beautiful mountains.  The view south from the pass was awesome, would have been better without the smoke.  Made it down to camp at Rush Creek (9600 ft) by 2:30.



Lyell Canyon from above

Bridge over Lyell Fork


Lyell Crest

Curious Chipmunk


Near Donohue Pass

River dropping off into Lyell Canyon


Mt. Lyell and the Lyell Glacier

Banner Peak and the Ritter Range through smoke


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