We were eager to leave our camp spot; cold and mosquitoe ridden. Today we had an opportunity to make it to Reds Meadow – another resort property where we could get food and a shower. This would be helped by a relatively long descent, most of it through light forest, which makes the going good underfoot.

There were still incredible views as we passed Lake Virginia and Purple Lake (which was not purple!).

Distance: 19.1; Ascent: 2801′; Descent: 4931′