Pinchot - John Muir Trail


View of lakes north of Pinchot Pass

Lakes north of Pinchot Pass, Kings Canyon National Park. One can sense the remoteness of the area between Mather and Pinchot Pass - few people penetrate this area, and those that do (including myself when I took this photo) pass through along the John Muir Trail without exploring the nearby regions. This area is known for being remote and rugged: to give a sense to this observation, Randy Morgensen - a highly experienced backcountry ranger - went missing many years ago in this area, the story of which is captured in the book The Last Season by Eric Blehm.

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