|Third Recess Canyon. You can scramble up that slope behind the lake to a higher cirque and then make a few 3rd and 4th class ascents of various peaks.
|The lake is gorgeous - a deep blue-green and perfectly clear. For some reason you never get the same shade of blue in Colorado lakes.
|My husband Robert, enjoying the view. We were the only people in the canyon.
|Ruby Lake and a variety of peaks, seen from the trail over 12,000 foot Mono Pass
|View from near the Mosquito Flat trailhead, after hiking out. This is the highest trailhead in the Sierra, at 10.300 feet.