For anyone in the area that wants to tag along, SCLR & NCLR are doing a joint trip up to Coyote Flat over the long 4th of July weekend. The plan is to meet up in Bishop on Friday drive up to the Flat and establish our campsite and maybe explore a little bit close to Camp. Saturday we will trek to the far corners or Coyote Flat and check out a few old mines & prospects and lakes that are in the area. Sunday morning a few of us from the group will be doing a day hike of couple of 13K peaks, with the rest of the group exploring the area more. Monday morning we'll break camp and head back down the hill to everyone's respective homes.
Here's a link to the SCLR calendar with more info and where you can sign up if you are interested in coming on the trip: https://sclr.org/calendar/event/461-...to-coyote-flat
Here's a few pics from the recon run I did of the area this past weekend:
Looking across the valleys where South Lake and Sabrina Lake are located, with the Sierra crest spreading as far as the eye can see..
Green lake with Vagabond peak being the high peak to the left.
End of the road at 11,600' with green lake below, 600' down the cliff behind us.
Looking south along Coyote Ridge
There be Badgers!!!
Long pano going from south to north with the Palisades, Inconsolable Range and Coyote Ridge visible.
The goals for our hike Sunday morning: Cloudripper on the Left and Vagabond Peak on the right.
View across the south end of the meadow to the Palisades and the Middle Pal & Norman Clyde Glaciers to the left and Mt. Sill sticking up from behind the ridgeline of Sky Haven. 5 of CA's 14,000' peaks are located in the Palisades.
Looking south across the meadow towards the campsite area nestled within the lodgepole & foxtail pines: