It is about 7.5 miles with 1400' elevation gain. When I reach the top I look back to where I have come from, the cabin is beyond the right shoulder of the mountain on the left.
On top (a little over 11000') it is chilly and breezy but not too bad.
I cross over and go down the other side a bit to take in the view. The lake in the distance, Summit Lake, sits on the border of Yosemite's northern back country. I could go that way and join the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). If I went right at the bottom I could go to Green Lake. I showed you that hike a few weeks ago. For that I would need a car shuttle, one way it is 11 miles. We've done it several times but prefer to start at Green Creek. There is more uphill that way and it is easier on the knees.
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