My backpacking partner and I wanted to take advantage of a record low snowpack this season. So we decided on exploring the northeast side of the Peninsula and do some mountain camping; since there was a high pressure weather window for a few days.
The weather worked out on our trip. There was a bit of cold winds in the afternoon, but other than that, it was textbook high country conditions. We have still been getting snow in these elevations this spring, so all the bugs were still dead. What more can a hiker ask for?
There was a bit of elevation on this hike, to remind you just how important maintaining winter fitness level really is. My pack was pretty heavy for spring hiking, carrying winter gear, two cameras and a tripod up the mountain. I was real pleased with the photography that came from this trip, so the heavy pack was well worth the effort.
Ascending with my fully loaded Gorilla pack into the mountains, with four extra liters of water for the dry campsite.