On the third day of our trek through the High Sierra the omens were auspicious for my 74th birthday. We camped at Emigrant Lake, elevation 8,890. Almost all night the moon was full and fully visible through the mesh of my tent that I had pitched without the rainfly.
Then when I got up and joined the other four members of our group, Susan immediately wished me a happy birthday. Then, Marv showed up with a 14 inch rainbow trout that he had just caught in honor of my birthday.
I very much enjoyed the fresh wild trout that RC had cooked perfectly. I offer to share it with the others. But they declined.
Just as good, this was a layover day when we recuperated from the strenuous hikes of the first two days on the trail. Still, we took day hikes in the area. RC and I hiked 3 miles along Emigrant Lake.
We stopped to take lots of photos and talked a lot about photography. I also picked RC’s brains for his pharmacy expertise.
To this point we had warm, sunny weather. But it changed. Storm clouds rolled in from the west.
Continued in the third photo essay in this series.