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1916 Sierra Club High Trip
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Photographs courtesy of Rich McCutchan unless otherwise noted.
(Photographs taken from the personal photo album of L.R. Kessing of Alameda, CA aquired by Rich)

See USE NOTICE on Home Page.


NOTE: The photographs on this page chronicle the 1916 Sierra Club High Trip from Camp Nelson, in Sequoia National Park, to the Kern River, Mt. Whitney, Center Basin, Rae Lake and Onion Valley

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Complete Text of the Sierra Club 1916 High Trip

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dunnage weigh in
Weighing the dunnage at Nelson's Camp

freeman creek
On the trail along Freeman Creek


tule basin
Giant Sequoia trees at Tule Basin


tule basin

Giant Sequoia trees at Tule Basin

freeman creek
Giant Sequoia trees along Freeman Creek trail - Lunch Spot

kern river
First view of the Kern River

lloyd meadow
Looking back at Lloyd Meadows

trout meadow
Trout Meadow campsite

kern river
Kern River

little kern lake camp
Campsite at Little Kern Lake

little kern lake camp
Creek at Little Kern Lake campsite

kern river happy isles
Kern River at Happy Isles

little kern lake camp
Little Kern Lake lunch campsite

kern river at happy isles
Kern River at Happy Isles

In camp
Relaxing in camp at Little Kern Lake - First week out and still clean!

little kern lake
Little Kern Lake

kern canyon
Kern Canon from Big Kern Butte

kern canyon
Kern Canon

kern canyon
Sunset on Kern Canon from Kern Butte

kern canyon
View of the Kern Canon from wall near Kern Butte

big kern lake
Morning on Big Kern Lake

big Kern lake
Big Kern Lake at dawn

kern canyon
Looking down on the Kern Canon from the trail to Moraine Lake

sky parlor meadow
Sky Parlor Meadow

sky parlor meadow
Sky Parlor Meadow on the Chagoopa Plateau with the Keaweah Mountains (left) and Mt. Needham (right) in the background

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John Muir Trail Construction
by William E. Colby


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kaweah
Kaweah Mountains and Moraine Lake

mt needham
Mount Needham


top of kaweah
Sierra Club hikers on the summit of Mt. Kaweah


five lakes basin
Five Lake Basin

five lake basin
Five Lake Basin

five lake basin
Giant Sequoia trees at Tule Basin

five lake basin
View from near Five Lake Basin

moraine lake
Pine trees at the south end of Moraine Lake

junction meadow
Campsite at Junction Meadow on the Kern River

kern canyon
Kern Canon from the east wall of the valley on our trip to Crabtree Meadow

crabtree camp
Campsite at Crabtree Meadows

whitney creek
Whitney Creek at Crabtree Meadows

mt whitney ascent
Sierra Clubbers leaving camp at 5:45AM on their hike
to the summit of Mt. Whitney (background left)

mt whitney hike
Sierra Clubbers leaving camp at 5:45AM on their hike
to the summit of Mt. Whitney (background left)

guitar lake
Passing Guitar Lake on the climb to the summit of Mt. Whitney

mt williamson
Mt. Williamson from the summit of Mt. Whitney

owens lake
Owens Lake from the summit of Mt. Whitney

view from whitney
View southwest from the summit of Mt. Whtiney

whitney summit
Smithsonian Institute high altitude observatory on the summit of Mt. Whitney

on summit
Sierra Clubbers on the summit of Mt. Whtiney

on the summit
Sierra Clubbers on the summit of Mt. Whtiney

tyndall meadow
View of Tyndall Meadows

tyndall meadow
Campsite at Tyndall Meadows

tyndall view
View south from an unnamed ridge north of
Tyndall Meadows

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Mount Whitney Meteorological Observatory
by Alexander G. McAdie

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The Observatory on Mount Whitney
by Alexander G. McAdie

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view from tyndall ridge
View of Milestone Mountain and Table Mountains from the same unnamed ridge north of Tyndall Meadows

tyndall view
View south from an unnamed ridge north of
Tyndall Meadows

lake south america
L/R: Mt. Erricson, Harrison Pass, Mt. Deerhorn, Mt. Stanford, Lake South America
view from that same ridge

shepherds canyon
Shepard's Canon

john muir trail
Looking up on the newly completed John Muir Trail at Forester Pass

john muir trail
Looking down on the newly completed John Muir Trail at Forester Pass

center basin
Hikers and packers in Center Basin

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Center Basin

that ham bone
That Ham Bone in Center Basin

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Vidette from Center Basin

center basin
Lower end of Center Basin

bubbs creek
Approaching Bubbs Creek

bubbs creek
View into Bubbs Creek Canon

bubbs creek
West wall of Bubbs Creek Canon

rae lakes

Rae Lake from Glen Pass
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Rae Lake from the John Muir Trail
east vidette
East Vidette

rae lake
Rae Lake

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Lunch site at Rae Lake


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Mount Whitney,Whitney Creek, and Poison Meadow Trail
by Willis Linn Jepson

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rae lake
Early morning on Rae Lake
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Early morning on Rae Lake

rae lakes
Peaks in the Rae Lake Basin

rae lakes
Lake below Rae Lake looking north

sixty lake basin
Sixty Lake Basin

fin dome
Fin Dome in the Rae Lake region

rae lake
Sunset at Rae Lake

charlotte lake
Sierra Clubbers at Rae Lake

center basin
Center Basin and East Vidette

kearsarge pinnacles
Kearsarge Pinnacles at Sunset Lake

kearsarge pinnacles
Kearsarge Pinnacles

university peak
University Peak and Pothole Lake near Kearsarge Pass

sierra nevada
Sierra Nevada from Owens Valley

kearsarge depot
Clubbers resting in baggage car 363 at Kearsarge Depot on the Carson & Colorado Railroad.

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Sierra Club dunnage being loaded into baggage car 449 at Kearsarge Depot on the Carson & Colorado Railroad for the trip home.



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