Roads End to Sphinx Lakes to Big Brewer Lake to Avalanche Pass in Kings Canyon

(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi)
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Leaving the Avalanche Gulch trail in the southeast direction

Crossing from boulders into forest

Crossing from boulders into forest


Towards the first lake and first view of the "oblique pyramid"

The meadow in the dry season

The meadow in the dry season


Climbing the wall of boulders above the meadow

Climbing the wall of boulders above the meadow

The meadow

The meadow


Almost at the top of the wall of boulders

Lake 1

Lake 1

Lake 1


Lake 1

Coasting the lake to the west

Coasting the lake to the west

Coasting the lake to the west


Lake 2

Lake 2

Cliffs you want to avoid

Lake 2


Lake 2

Walking around the cliffs

Lake 2

Towards the oblique pyramid


Lake 3

Lake 3

Looking back at Lake 3 (the use trail)

Lake 3


Lake 4

Lake 4

Lake 4

Lake 4


Coasting the oblique pyramid to the right (western canyon)

Lake 4

Lake 3

Lake 3


Lake 3

Lake 4 and the junction with Lake 3

Up the western canyon

Lake 4


The oblique pyramid

Lake 4

Up the western canyon

Lake 5


Lake 5

Lake 5

Lake 6

Up the western canyon


Lake 6

Lake 6

Lake 6

Lake 6


Sphinx Pass

The last pond

Western wall

Sphinx Pass


The last three lakes

Sphinx Pass

The last three lakes

Sphinx Pass


Sphinx Pass

Sphinx Pass

Looking back to the Sphinx basin

Sphinx Pass


Sphinx Pass

Sphinx Pass

Looking back one last time

First view of Mt Brewer


The view on the other side (Mt Brewer and, in the distance, South Guard)


Mt Brewer

The lake to the immediate south of Sphinx Pass

The ridge separating the Brewer drainage from Sphinx Pass

North Guard


Lake under Sphinx Pass

Lake under Sphinx Pass

Lake under Sphinx Pass and Mt Brewer (looking east)

Big Brewer Lake


Mt Brewer

Mt Brewer

Big Brewer Lake

Big Brewer Lake


Big Brewer Lake

The drainage below Big Brewer Lake

Big Brewer Lake

Big Brewer Lake


A last look to Mt Brewer

Going down the drainage

Going down the drainage

A look back at where the Big Brewer Lake is


Going down the drainage

Going down the drainage

Going down the drainage

Going down the drainage


Coasting to the north of this ridge

The lake underneath

Coasting the ridge to the north

Nice bark


Nice bark

The Avalanche Pass trail is somewhere down there

The forest underneath

Cross country in the north direction


Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass


Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass (first view of Mt Palmer)

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Mt Palmer


Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass


Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Cross-country towards Avalanche Pass

Found the Avalanche Pass trail


A real trail after so much cross-country hiking

The last meadow

Towards Avalanche Pass

Towards Avalanche Pass


Avalanche Pass

Avalanche Pass

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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me