We had a family backpack in 2015, in which wife Tuckie, son Jim and girlfriend Jenna, myself, Kevin Anderson and his daughter Jenna, and Kevin and my old hiking partner Conrad participated. The destination for the first day was Thousand Island Lake, in the Mammoth area. We were reminded of how out of shape we were as we struggled up the dusty trail on a hot day, bound for 10,000′ Thousand Island Lake.
We made it to the lake tired, late, and hungry. Thousand Island Lake is a tremendously beautiful Sierra lake. When we did the John Muir Trail in 1971, we climbed 14,000′ Banner and 14,000′ Ritter Peaks. People do the JMT a lot faster than we did, but I have not heard of anyone climbing 17 peaks as they did the JMT, as we did. Banner is shown below reflecting in Thousand Island Lake.
The next lake we hit was Garnet Lake, with Kevin and Jenna Anderson with the lake behind them, and Ritter and Banner Peaks in the background.
Below: Garnet Lake, and the Shaver gang on the bridge at the outlet of Garnet Lake.
Below: Bob, Jim, Tuckie and Laura survived!