|Shepherd Pass Trailhead - Sierra Nevada 2002|
Here's the horsepacking group gathering during the early morning hours at the Shepherd Pass Trailhead, west of Independence. Our planned route took us over Shepherd Pass to the John Muir Trail, then south to Crabtree Meadow near Mt. Whitney.
I guess that we knew that the first day was going to be a long one, but maybe we didn't realize just how long. The trail over Shepherd Pass is notoriously difficult!