|Wind at Shepherd Pass - Sierra Nevada 2002|
|Riders - Sierra Nevada 2002|
Once the pass was attained we entered the above-timberline alpine region of the High Sierra. And the wind began to blow.
After a considerable ride (over 4 miles) we finally reached the John Muir Trail with some certainty that we would soon camp. But we didn't. Instead we turned south and made our way down to a campsite some distance off the main trail. By then the sun had gone down, leaving us to set up our tents in the gathering darkness and the guides to start a fire and cook the meal (hamburgers, as I recall).