Big Basin Wildflowers
As I exit the basin, there is rain in the distance. Walnut is framed by the slopes of The Paymaster to the left and Cobb Peak to the right.
West out of Big Basin
From higher alpine reaches of Big Basin I watch some rain approach Johnstone Peak with The Paymaster to the left.
A June view into Hyndman Basin from the slopes of Walnut.
And down we go. Sigh.
It's a long way back to the truck. 6 miles and it's starting to feel dusky.
An example of that stunning view to the west. Walnut is the round mound on the left, while Johnstone Peak is blocking Baldy over towards the right. I'd just climbed Johnstone solo a month prior.
Walnut is reflected in Dry Lake.
A view back toward home from the saddle. Walnut is dead ahead.
We take a short break before heading up towards Button Creek where we'll depart the trail.
Off to the right of the ridge and over Walnut arise Hyndman, Old Hyndman, Cobb, and Jacqueline Peaks.