Sierra Nevada - Yosemite National Park - Yosemite to Reds Meadow

On August 19-27, 1966 I backpacked 67 miles with Explorer Post 360 (23 boys, 3 men) and Explorer Post 251 (9 boys, 3 men) (38 total) on a modified John Muir Trail Trek from Yosemite Valley to Reds Meadow. Fifteen of us climbed Half Dome on August 21, 1966. Thirteen climbed Mt. Lyell on August 25, 1966. Some 6 boys climbed Vogelsang Peak.

We road a bus to Yosemite Valley and started up the John Muir Trail from Happy Isles headed for Little Yosemite Valley where we camped.

Vernal Fall from Mist Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vernal Fall from Mist Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Top of Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Top of Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vernal Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vernal Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Nevada Fall from Mist Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Nevada Fall from Mist Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Looking down Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Looking down Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Looking down Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Looking down Nevada Fall - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Swimming in Merced River at Little Yosemite Valley - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Swimming in Merced River at Little Yosemite Valley - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

We climbed Half Dome on August 21, 1966 from our camp at Little Yosemite Valley.

Steve Henderson leads Explorer Post 360 group climbing the cables on Half Dome - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Steve Henderson leads Explorer Post 360 group climbing the cables on Half Dome
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

On top of Half Dome, Teneya Canyon and Washington Column - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Art Ravenscroft, Steve and Scott Henderson on top of Half Dome
Teneya Canyon and Washington Column - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
The cables going up Half Dome - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
The cables going up Half Dome - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

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Instead of following the John Muir Trail to Tuolumne Meadows we took an alternate route up the Merced River and rejoined the John Muir Trail in the Lyell Canyon.

Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
View up Merced Canyon - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
View up Merced Canyon - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Merced River - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Merced Lake, Half Dome - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Merced Lake, Half Dome - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Head of Lewis Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Head of Lewis Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Florence Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Florence Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Lewis Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lewis Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Bernice Lake, Mt. Florence - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Bernice Lake, Mt. Florence - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Gallison Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Gallison Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Fletcher Creek, Emeric Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Fletcher Creek, Emeric Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Camp - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Camp - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Vogelsang Camp - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Camp - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Camp, Vogelsang Peak - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Vogelsang Camp, Vogelsang Peak - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Rafferty Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Rafferty Creek - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Evelyn Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Evelyn Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Looking back toward Evelyn Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Looking back toward Evelyn Lake - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Kuna Crest - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Kuna Crest - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Mount Lyell, Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell, Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Mount Lyell, Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell, Lyell Fork Tuolumne River - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Crossing Lyell Fork Tuolumne River at Middle Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Crossing Lyell Fork Tuolumne River at Middle Lyell Base Camp
John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

We climbed Mount Lyell on August 25, 1966 from our camp at Upper Lyell Base Camp.

Mount Lyell from just before Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell from just before Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell from Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell from Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Mount Lyell, Card game at Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell, Card game at Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Swimming at Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Swimming at Upper Lyell Base Camp - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Heading out to climb Mount Lyell from Upper Lyell Base Camp - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Heading out to climb Mount Lyell from Upper Lyell Base Camp
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

On the way up Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
On the way up Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Crossing Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Crossing Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Crossing Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Crossing Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Amelia Earhart Peak and Potter Point from Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Amelia Earhart Peak and Potter Point from Mount Lyell glacier
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Camp from Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Camp from Mount Lyell glacier - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Approaching top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Approaching top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Explorer Post 360 on top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Explorer Post 360 on top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Marie Lakes (right) and Waugh Lake (left) from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Marie Lakes (right) and Waugh Lake (left) from top of Mount Lyell
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Banner Peak (left) and Mt. Ritter (right) from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Banner Peak (left) and Mt. Ritter (right) from top of Mount Lyell
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Lyell Fork Hutchings Creek Basin, Electra Peak from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Fork Hutchings Creek Basin, Electra Peak from top of Mount Lyell
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

Lyell Glacier and morain from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Glacier and morain from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Canyon from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Lyell Canyon from top of Mount Lyell - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966

On the trail to Donahue Pass, Mount Lyell - John Muir Trail - Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
On the trail to Donahue Pass, Mount Lyell - John Muir Trail
Yosemite National Park - Aug 1966
Donahue Pass - Yosemite National Park/Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Donahue Pass - Yosemite National Park/Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Banner Peak and Mt. Ritter - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak and Mt. Ritter - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak, Mt. Ritter, Mt. Davis - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak, Mt. Ritter, Mt. Davis - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Banner Peak (rear), Mt. Ritter from near Island Pass - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak (rear), Mt. Ritter from near Island Pass
Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Banner Peak, Banner/Davis Pass, 1000 Island Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Banner Peak, Banner/Davis Pass, 1000 Island Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Emerald Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Emerald Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Ruby Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Ruby Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Ruby Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Ruby Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak over Garnet Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak over Garnet Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak over Garnet Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak over Garnet Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Minarets - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Minarets - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Creek - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Creek - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Shadow Creek waterfall - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Creek waterfall - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Creek camp - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Creek camp - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966

Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966
Shadow Lake - Ansel Adams Wilderness - Aug 1966