Scattered shades of light
JMT DAY 22 - MORNING NEAR SOUTH FORK KINGS RIVER
Morning near South Fork Kings River
The forest where our campground near South Fork Kings River was tucked in was quite dense, so it wasn’t easy to capture the sunset. Beside, we were completely exhausted. At least, I was. I got some shots of the peaks barely seen through the forest, but that was about it.
The winds found it way through the forest. It was cold. Soon night fell. We crawled into our own tents early.
Next morning, those skinny, tall pines still made it difficult to capture the sunrise. And it felt colder because they were good at blotting out the sun. We were sluggishly.
Before breaking camp, the juxtaposition of my older Fly Creek tent against Henry’s newest while the sun was bursting through the forest caught my eye. The scattered shades of light cast on trees and plants and our illuminated tents begged for a snap. And I would never decline such an opportunity.
Till we left the campground, the sun never rose high enough to wrap us in warmth. But then again, what was ahead of us was an elevation gain of over 2,000 ft, and we knew that climbing Pinchot Pass (12,090 ft) would definitely make us gasp for air often and sweat like crazy in the sun.
South Fork Kings River, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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