Mokelumne Peak in the distance. We go left.
At the historic site of the Plasse Trading post, we meet a few motorized travelers.
But soon, we enter Mokelumne wilderness.
Meadow with backlit leaves.
A volcanic ridge leading towards Mokelumne Peak.
Near our campsite.
We skip on the tent, and watch the milky way, shooting stars, a meteorite, and various man-made objects (the ISS?) travel across the sky.
Further South, a closer view of Mokelumne Peak.
In search of water we traverse towards one of its Eastern slopes.
Rocks near the summit.
We made it.
So did the butterfly.
A nice view from here.
On our way back, we stop at one of the Cole Creek Lakes for lunch and a swim.
We are back at the Plasse Trading Post site. The entry "grave" in the USGS map makes us curious, and so we use the compass to find it, a few steps away from the nearby intersection of the trails.
Good bye, Mokelumne Peak.
Silver Lake, Kirkwood, and Desolation Wilderness in the evening light.