Back country camping in Sequoia


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Published: September 26th 2014
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While Katie was finishing her tax work for the corporate deadline, I decided to escape to the mountains with my friends Andrew and Peter for some back country camping.

The weather was amazing. The views were amazing. Overall a fantastic trip!


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Map Snippet of Mineral King AreaMap Snippet of Mineral King Area
Map Snippet of Mineral King Area

Section of the map where we were heading for our backpacking trip. The goal was Sawtooth peak, weighing in at 12400ft!
The gang before heading out.The gang before heading out.
The gang before heading out.

The three amigos getting ready to hit the trail.
Hiking the trail.Hiking the trail.
Hiking the trail.

On our way to base camp.
Mineral King Pk. above Upper Monarch LakeMineral King Pk. above Upper Monarch Lake
Mineral King Pk. above Upper Monarch Lake

The view from our campsite. Amazing way to start your day.
Panorama of campsitePanorama of campsite
Panorama of campsite

Andrew and Peter relaxing before striking out for the peak.
View from the approach to Sawtooth PeakView from the approach to Sawtooth Peak
View from the approach to Sawtooth Peak

The ridgeline approach to Sawtooth Peak. The peak is aptly named and the hike up was hard and sharp!
Panorama from Sawtooth PeakPanorama from Sawtooth Peak
Panorama from Sawtooth Peak

Peter and Andrew hanging out at the summit, 12343ft above sea level. It was a 4500ft climb over almost 8 miles, but the view was worth it!


Tot: 2.874s; Tpl: 0.018s; cc: 13; qc: 50; dbt: 0.0425s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb