19 miles of hiking • 4000' elevation gain •
The area up above timberline is so amazing and just made for strolling. The flowers in the meadows below were still going, but they are finishing up. The dwarf lupines etc up above were perfect. We took the Riley Camp Trail up and the off trailed it to Crystal Lake and then just cruised across at about the 6500 line over to Horseshoe Meadows and then down the PCT south and took the 64A connector trail from the PCT back over to the Riley camp Trail. Completely one of the high points of my summer.