John Muir Wilderness Inyo & Sierra National Forests
Piute Pass trailhead to Pine Creek trailhead 7/13-7/18
Great weather, tolerable mosquitoes!
7/13- trailhead to Loch Leven (1-2)
7/14-Loch Leven over Piute Pass to Muriel Lake (daytime, 1) and Lower Desolation Lake (3)
7/15- Lower Desolation Lake to Honeymoon Lake via Humphrey's Basin, French Canyon and Pine Creek Pass (mostly 1, but 2-3 for Honeymoon Lake at dusk)
7/16- day trips to Royce Lakes, Golden Lake and Granite Park area (1)
7/17- Upper Pine Lake (3 at dusk 1-2 in daytime)
7/18- Upper Pine Lake to Pine Lake trailhead (1)
my two hiking companions used bug spray at points though I never felt I needed it. I'm always grateful for a trip that doesn't require using our bug nets...!!