The late starts left the campground last as usual, but we made great time today since the hike was relatively flat and downhill. While we were hiking out of May Lake, we passed a large group of exhausted looking boy scouts who asked us how much farther they had to hike uphill before reaching the lake. We assured them it was only about a quarter mile left. Shortly after, we passed two adult men in tan uniforms, who Randy asked if they were also boy scouts…they were park rangers and only mildly offended.
Amazing views today! My favorite part was walking on the ridge a few miles past May Lake. It was nice to be that high up and see other mountain tops off in the distance. Randy swam in Lake McGee, which was, as usual, icy, icy cold. With his goggles he swam under water and said he didn’t see any plants or fish, just sunken logs from the shore line. Above the lake and off the trail we found a remote spot, set up our tent, made some dinner and relaxed by a fire.