|In the morning we made breakfast, packed up, then headed north. After looking at the map it looked like we could contour around the mountain called the Major General and head north into Miter Basin. This ended up being a fairly easy route. We flushed out 3 grouse on the way and found ourselves at a great viewpoint of Lower Soldier Lake. Then soon enough we found ourselves in the spectacular Miter Basin… Wow. There are no words to describe this place! There are abundant meadows, streams, waterfalls, lakes, wildflowers, and marmots all surrounded by towering granitic peaks.
It was a warm day back there and when we reached the appealing waterfalls below Sky Blue Lake we decided to set up camp – and take a shower beneath the waterfalls! It was freezing cold water but it felt great!
After lunch we dayhiked up to Sky Blue Lake. We went swimming – well, I only could manage going in up to my waist! This is water that is very cold as there is snow right at the edge of the lake. Cris cracked me up as there he was, sitting there in the frigid water of that wilderness lake, and he found a comb in his pocket so he decided to comb his hair! lol
That night we watched the last sunlight light up the western side of Mt. Corcoran and LaConte and then went to bed listening to the waterfalls.