Our backpacking loop was short but sweet~ I'll take 3 days in the backcountry over none any time! Here are some photographs of our last day of hiking~
Large snow field near Evelyn Lake.
Morning sunlight on frozen ponds... yes, it froze during the night at our high camp, though daytime temps were perfect!
Evelyn Lake outlet looking toward still snow covered peaks~
Evelyn Lake reflections.
Saying goodbye to Evelyn Lake,
and Hello to Fletcher Lake... a great spot for a lunch break!
Beginning the descent, looking back toward Vogelsang & Fletcher Peaks.
Further down the trail... it is always amazing to me how quickly the scenery changes in just a few miles!
Looking down towards Tuolumne Meadows... we still had a ways to go to get to the thickly forested area in the distance.
Made it! Our last section of the hike took us back along the Tuolumne river. It was a great trip, and so nice to be up there again. I am always overcome with a sense of gratitude spending time in the Sierra. It is hard to explain, but I think John Muir describes it perfectly when he says "Going to the Mountains is going home..."