|Echo Lake Ferryman|
|The Sierra Juniper photographed a century ago for the Sierra Club Journal is healthier today than in the old photograph|
|We took lunch under the spreading branches of this magnificent JUniper|
|Looking down on the two Echo Lakes|
|Leaving the wilderness|
|Back on the ferry|
|Happy after a fine hike and ice cream!|
With my long-time hiking friend John, I took the Echo Lake ferry boat to the west end of Upper Echo Lake and we headed off on the Triangle Lake Trail to the 8,200 foot pass looking for a particular Sierra Juniper that John had found in an old copy of the Sierra Club Bulletin. At this pass we took the westward-bound trail and soon spied the old tree John brought me there to see. I did my rephotography of the tree and we headed up the clinky talus slope to have lunch under a broad sheltering wind-swept old juniper with amazingly twisted serpentine branches. Then we headed back down the trail to catch the water-taxi back to Echo Chalet store where John bought us ice cream cones. Nothing finer than a day in Desolation topped off with Mocha Almond fudge ice cream!