Sierra Mono Pass trip

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Day 3 to Fourth Recess Lake
Day 3: We awake to the sunlit peaks that guard today's assault over Mono Pass. After breakfast we begin what appears to be a formidable climb up the canyon headwall that soon opens up to a sprawling vista that reveals our playground for the next five days, including Pioneer Basin and the Third and Fourth Recesses. Our plan is to have lunch at Trail Lake and then continue down canyon to and slightly back up the Fourth Recess to its granite-walled lake. We will camp on its western slopes that often provide spectacular alpenglow sunsets on its eastern peaks. Total mileage is 6.5 miles with an ascent of about 1,300 feet and a descent of 2,250 feet.
(Text credited to Sierra Club adventure)

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