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The race to reach Happy Isles in time has started. So I was up a bit earlier, also because my new Therm-a-Rest Neoair matress started to leak too, and left my camp site around 8 am. I skipped the Devil’s Postpile NM and continued my way to north. The trail went up from 7.700 ft to 9.700 ft during 6 miles.
Then it went down again to Rosalie Lake (9.350 ft) and later in switchbacks to Shadow Lake (8.800 ft).
I followed along the Shadow Creek to west until the trail bent again to north and went uphill to the crest at 10.100 ft.
Walking down the view opened on the beautiful Garnet Lake (9.700 ft). The trail goes around the east of this lake, and there was a camp site directly at its shore, with two tents already set up. I put mine aside as it was already 7 pm.
In the night I tried some shots on my illuminated tent, with the starry sky and the light of the full moon in the background.