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Where the spirit leads the feet will follow.
Down distant paths for unmapped miles.
Heads forget but hearts remember:
The art of living knows no bounds.

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"The best way out is always through" - Robert Frost

Friday, July 26, 2013

* Twenty Lakes Basin Hiking and Scrambling

We hiked up into the Twenty Lakes Basin above Saddlebag Lake in Northern Yosemite, mainly to climb the Northwest Ridge route of North Peak. Well, it was a little too exposed for Marcie without a rope, so we bailed at the last window and had a great day hiking around in the area.

Saddlebag Lake at sunrise.

The sun raises on North Peak.

A spot of sunrise hits Mount Conness (left center) and North Peak.

North Peak.
The ice couloirs of North Peak.
Twenty Lakes Basin. 
Marcie climbing towards the Northwest Ridge.
On the Northwest Ridge. 

Descending the bowl below the Northwest Ridge.

Wildflowers in a high hanging meadow.

Crossing the inlet to Saddlebag Lake.

Wildflower above SaddlebagLake.