Monday July 13, 4.1mi/6.6km
Copper Creek Trailhead (0.0/5035ft) to Lower Tent Meadow (4.1/7810ft) (CA)
I drove most of the day, heading south on the 99 freeway to Fresno. With a couple stops for a new shirt and printing my permit, and the traffic, I didn’t arrive to the trailhead until 8pm. Sunset was at 8:45pm so I got some quick photos at the trailhead.
They even had a boot cleaning station for invasive seeds! Just like New Zealand.
The trail was very nice the whole way, the flat part only lasted a couple minutes before it started to climb.
After about 1000ft/300m of climbing, I got one last photo of the mountains across the river canyon before the sunset.
It was getting darker…
By the time I got to the campsite at Lower tent meadows, I had climbed 2800ft and it was 10pm. I had a quick snack, crawled into my tent and promptly fell asleep.