Day 7, 2:20 PM - Unknown meadow at 10,500 feet
Return to day page View previous item 2 hours into the hardest day yet The Kings River valley - escape at dawn 3 hours and 40 minutes of strolling gets you this This trail has a name... Approaching Granite Pass Subject at Day 7 - the backpacking Zombie Scanning for Granite Pass Maybe that's Granite Pass? Unknown meadow at 10,500 feet Last look back before crossing Granite Pass Glacier-polished granite split by trees From Granite Pass, down to Granite Lakes basin View next item

The trail to Granite Pass winds upward through a cleft in Goat Crest to this little hidden valley. It's easy to see, in this picture, how this was once a small lake which filled with silt over time, eventually becoming this lush green meadow.