Mt Leconte from the Meysan Lakes

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Parking area

The trailhead is off this road hidden in the campground

The trailhead

The trailhead


After five minutes you hit the road again

After five minutes you hit the road again: look for this sign

Towards Meysan Lake

Towards Meysan Lake


Towards Meysan Lake

Towards Meysan Lake

Towards Meysan Lake


Mt LeConte from the Meysan Lakes

Lone Pine Peak reflected in a lake

One of the Meysan Lakes


Towards Meysan Lake

The only junction: turn right

Towards Meysan Lake

Towards Meysan Lake (Mt Leconte to the left and Mt Mallory to the right)


Lone Pine down below

Lone Pine Peak and LeConte

Wildlife

Wildlife


Groese

Towards Meysan Lake

Bristlecone Pine


End of the trail: cross the swamp to the waterfall chute to the upper Meysan Lake

The waterfall chute to the upper Meysan Lake

The waterfall chute to the upper Meysan Lake

The waterfall chute to the upper Meysan Lake


The waterfall in early season

Waterfall

Waterfall

Waterfall


Meysan Lake

Meysan Lake

The southern wall to the plateau

The southern wall to the plateau


Around the lake

Around the lake

Around the lake

Lonely boulder by the beach of upper Meysan lake


The plateau with LeConte to the left and Mallory to the right

The route to the plateau

The deadly Mallory glacier

The lake from above


Mt LeConte from the Meysan Lakes

Mt LeConte from the lastlake

The last lake

The beach of the last lake


Above the cliff

Meysan Lake to Owens Valley

Above the cliff

Above the cliff (coast this peaklet to the left)


The cliff from above

The deadly Mallory glacier

Meysan Lake to Owens Valley

The lower lakes


Ascending the wall to the plateau

View of all the lakes

The cliff that separates my chute from Secor's chute

The last lake (you can tell where the black waterfall starts)


Inside the chute coasting the snow

Flowers

The plateau


Green stains

The lakes below

The western wall of the Mallory glacier

The western wall of the Mallory glacier


Owens Valley

Meysan Lake

The plateau

Meysan Lake


Corcoran?

The chute from above

Leconte

Leconte


The plateau and the unnamed mountain to the south

LeConte

The lakes below

The chute below


Meysan and Corcoran

Unnamed mountain between Leconte and Mallory

Leconte

Leconte


Unnamed mountain

Unnamed mountain

Mallory

Leconte


The southwestern chute of Leconte ("Waterfall Pitch" route)

Plaque to Kyle Ebeling

Mt Mallory across the plateau

View south


View south

View south

Owens Valley

Mt Whitney


Lone Pine Peak

Lone Pine Peak

Mt Mallory and Whitney

The beginning of the southern chute


The summit plateau from the base of LeConte with Whitney in the background

The Waterfall Pitch route


Blue Sky Lake

Blue Sky lake

Descending the Southern chute that leads to Iridescent Lake


Descending the chute

Descending the chute

Iridescent Lake visible to the left, Blue Sky Lake to the right

Sharp left turn into the southwestern chute


Southwestern chute

Towards the waterfall pitch

Luca at the waterfall pitch

Waterfall pitch


The class-4 section of the waterfall pitch

Above the waterfall (if you are coming from the Laughing Dolphin, you are entering here)

Easy scramble to the top

My favorite boulder


The chute from above

My favorite boulder

The way to the top from the Tuttle Creek route

Corcoran and Langley


Panorama east


The chutes between Corcoran and LeConte with Langley in the back

The chute to the Laughing Dolphin

Meysan Lakes


Panorama with Whitney, Russell and Williamson


The eastern side of the summit block

The summit register

The summit


The northern route to the top


Approaching LeConte's north side

Approaching the groove from the plateau

Entrance to the groove

The groove going east


The groove going east

The groove going east

The groove going east

The northeastern route


The problem is the exposure

Follow the groove

End of groove where the crack begins

Close up of the point where the groove ends and the crack begins

Movie of the summit view


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(Copyright 2010 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me