Hiking Shepherd Pass

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Mt Williamson from 395

Mt Williamson and Mt Tyndall from the town of Independence

Mt Williamson and Mt Tyndall from Hwy 395

Towards the Symmes Creek trailhead


Towards the Symmes Creek trailhead

Towards the Symmes Creek trailhead (Foothill Rd)

Mt Williamson, Williamson Bowl, Mt Tyndall, Shepherd Creek canyon

Mt Williamson and the Saddle


Towards the trailhead

Towards the trailhead

Towards the trailhead

Towards the trailhead


Towards the trailhead

Mt Williamson and the Bowl

Towards the trailhead

The Shepherd Pass trailhead (Symmes Creek)


The Symmes Creek trailhead for Shepherd Pass

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead


Wildflowers

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead


Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead


Wildflowers at the trailhead

Wildflowers at the trailhead

Vegetation at the Shepherd Pass trailhead

Vegetation at the trailhead


Vegetation at the trailhead

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


The canyon of the Symmes river at the beginning of the hike

The fork between the hiker and the stock trails

Entering the Muir Wilderness

The Symmes creek


The trail

First creek crossing

Second creek crossing

Third creek crossing


Fourth creek crossing

The Symmes canyon

The Symmes canyon


Fourth creek crossing from above

Towards the saddle

The view of the gorge below where the creek crossings were

The valley as we ascend to the saddle



Switchbacks

Switchbacks

Switchbacks

View east from the saddle (altitude: 2720 m)


The Saddle

The Saddle

First view of Williamson

First view of Williamson


The view southwest from the Saddle (Williamson)

The Saddle

First view of Williamson


The view southwest from the Saddle (Williamson)


First view of Williamson

View between Williamson and Shepherd Pass

View between Williamson and Shepherd Pass

The canyon to Anvil Camp and Shepherd Pass


Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Waterfall (almost at Anvil Camp)


Sunrise in the canyon

The canyon towards Anvil camp

Anvil camp

Anvil camp (altitude: 3100 m)


Wildflowers near Anvil Camp

Wildflowers near Anvil Camp

Wildflowers near Anvil Camp


Wildflowers near Anvil Camp

Wildflowers near Anvil Camp

Wildflowers near Anvil Camp

Wildflowers near Anvil Camp


Mt Keith before Anvil Camp

Mt Keith before Anvil Camp

Mt Keith before Anvil Camp

Mt Keith before Anvil Camp


Mt Keith before Anvil Camp

The gap between Junction Peak and Mt Keith
Click here for Mt Keith


Anvil Camp

Another creek crossing

The trail at Anvil camp


The trail past Anvil camp

The trail past Anvil camp

View east from above Anvil Camp


The trail towards the Pothole

The trail towards the Pothole

The Shepherd Creek near Pothole


The gap between Junction Peak and Mt Keith

The gap


The peak before Junction Peak, the gap and Mt Keith from Pothole


The Pothole

Sign after the Pothole


The trail past Pothole

The trail past Pothole

Mt Keith

The trail past Pothole


Mt Keith

Trail past Pothole

Mt Keith

Southeastern ridge of Mt Keith


Shepherd Pass in July 2005

Shepherd Pass in July 2005

Shepherd Pass in July 2005

Shepherd Pass in July 2005


Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)


Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)


Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

Trail to Shepherd Pass (july 2007)

First view of Mt Tyndall


The pass (altitude: 3700 m)

Mt Tyndall from Shepherd Pass

First sign at Shepherd Pass


Mt Tyndall from Shepherd Pass

Beyond the pass

Beyond the pass


Mt Keith

Looking towards Junction Peak

Looking towards Junction Peak


Butterfly at Shepherd Pass

Mt Tyndall from above Shepherd Pass

The Diamond Mesa


Panoramic west from Diamond Mesa (all the way to Milestone Peak)


View east from Shepherd PAss

View down from Shepherd PAss

Hiking towards the crest

Mt Tyndall


Shepherd Pass (3700 m)

Shepherd Pass

Shepherd Pass

Shepherd Pass (tip of Mt Williamson beyond the crest)


View north


Shepherd Pass from the crest above

Shepherd Pass from the crest above

Last flowers


Mt Williamson emerging in the south

Another mountain emerging from the Williamson Bowl

Mt Keith and the second lake after Shepherd Pass

Mt Tyndall


View north from the crest

Walking up the crest (Mt Williamson)

Walking up the crest (Mt Tyndall)

At the crest (Mt Tyndall)


At the crest looking back towards the Pass

Williamson Bowl (4000 m)

Entering the Williamson Bowl

The Williamson Bowl


The Williamson Bowl (left side)

The Williamson Bowl (right side)

The "bridge" inside the Williamson Bowl

The "bridge" inside the Williamson Bowl


The "bridge" inside the Williamson Bowl

Toward the black stain

Higher lake

At the foot of Williamson


The view on the way back down

The view on the way back down

Last view of Shepherd Pass

The Saddle


The Saddle

View east

Colossal mushroom

For Mt Tyndall continues here

For Mt Williamson continues here

For Diamond Mesa, Junction Peak and Mt Keith continues here


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(Copyright 2003 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions )