Two weekends ago I got out on my fist backpack of 2014. Crazy! Our original plan was a simple trip from South Lake to Dusy Basin on Friday, where we would spend a day exploring before heading back out on Sunday. However, enough snow lingered on the pass that we decided to set up camp a bit short of our original goal and dayhike over it instead. I wouldn’t have wanted to post hole through the snow with my 40 lb pack.
It was a great trip with excellent fishing, jaw-dropping views, and great friends. If you’re interested in specific snow conditions over the pass on June 7, 2014, my photo album has a lot of detail. Following are some highlights of the weekend. All photos can be found here and the map with downloadable GPX is below.
Climbing up Bishop Pass with some snow:
Then we dropped into the spectacular Dusy Basin:
Sunset view from my tent:
Max elevation: 11975 ft
Min elevation: 9770 ft
Total climbing: 3757 ft
Total descent: -3720 ft