Sixty Lake Basin Adventure

Beautiful Sixty Lake Basin beginning at Kearsarge Pass. This is a 30 mile out and back if you go to the end of the Sixty Lake Basin. Permits are required for overnight stays and are available at the Mammoth and Mt. Whitney Ranger Stations. Onion Valley (Kearsarge Pass trailhead) is located in the mountains above Independence.Kearsarge Pass

Travel down to the John Muir Trail towards Charlotte Lake with majestic views of Charlotte Dome. An excellent multi-pitch back country climb.

Charlotte Dome

Head up to Glen Pass for outstanding views to the Palisades and beyond...
Glen Pass

Hard to believe there's a good trail going up to Glen Pass from the Rae Lakes side...but there is. See the micro sticks on top of Glen Pass? Those are people.
Glen Pass from Rae Lakes side

The lovely Rae Lakes Basin and trail junction for Sixty Lake Basin.
Rae Lakes

At last...Sixty Lake Basin...
Sunrise at Sixty Lake Basin

Mt. Clarence King...another great backcountry climb and also located in the Sixty Lake Basin
Mt. Clarence King

and another peak...Fin Dome, separates Rae Lakes from Sixty Lake Basin
Fin Dome
Mt. Clarence King and a tarn in the morning.

Mt. Clarence King in the Morning

Sunrise in the Basin...time to head home.


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