Sierra Nevada - Center Basin - Mt. Bradley

On August 16, 1965 I climbed 13,270' Mt. Bradley with Explorer Post 360 as part of an Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney Sierra Trek. Nineteen of the thirty-one participants made the top of Mt. Bradley.

Mt. Bradley, named for Cornelius B. Bradley, a university professor, is a summit in Inyo and Tulare counties, California, in the Kings Canyon National Park. It is the 95th highest summit in the state of California.

We camped at Golden Bear Lake. The climb from Center basin is class 2-3 via chutes. The next day we continued on our trip over Junction Pass.

Center Basin, Mt. Bradley map
Center Basin, Mt. Bradley map
Camp at Center Basin - Aug 1965
Camp at Center Basin - Aug 1965
Fishing at Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965
Fishing at Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965

Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965
Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965
Sunset over Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965
Sunset over Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin - Aug 1965

Mt. Bradley from Center Basin - climbers on the way - Aug 1965
Mt. Bradley from Center Basin - climbers on the way - Aug 1965
Center Peak and Golden Bear Lake from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Center Peak and Golden Bear Lake from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965

Climbers on top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Climbers on top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Golden Bear Lake, Center Basin from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Golden Bear Lake, Center Basin from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965

Bubbs Creek below Center Basin from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Bubbs Creek below Center Basin from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Hitting the trail from Center Basinn toward Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Hitting the trail from Center Basinn toward Junction Pass - Aug 1965

Junction Peak, Junction Pass, Forester Pass from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
Junction Peak, Junction Pass, Forester Pass from top of Mt. Bradley - Aug 1965
On the trail from Golden Bear Lake, Center Basin - Aug 1965
On the trail from Golden Bear Lake, Center Basin - Aug 1965

On the trail to Junction Pass in Center Basin - Aug 1965
On the trail to Junction Pass in Center Basin - Aug 1965
Junction Pass and Junction Peak - Aug 1965
Junction Pass and Junction Peak - Aug 1965

Bubbs Creek from ridge on way to Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Bubbs Creek from ridge on way to Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Forester Pass from ridge on way to Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Forester Pass from ridge on way to Junction Pass - Aug 1965

Approaching Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Approaching Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Explorer Post 360 on Junction Pass - Aug 1965
Explorer Post 360 on Junction Pass - Aug 1965

Heading down from Junction Pass toward The Pothole - Aug 1965
Heading down from Junction Pass toward The Pothole - Aug 1965
Descending to The Pothole - Aug 1965
Descending to The Pothole - Aug 1965

We missed stopping at this campsite below Junction Pass - Aug 1965
We missed stopping at this campsite below Junction Pass - Aug 1965