The views of Thousland Island Lake were spectactular as we ascended towards Island Pass. Donahue Pass, the last major one, is the entrance into Yosemite National Park. Donahue was still tiring, with many stone steps on both sides. From the top we could look back and see across how much of the Sierra we had travelled. Looking forward we could see down into the meadows of Lyell Canyon and the the meandering Lyell River.

Distance: 14.5; Ascent: 2139′; Descent: 3051′