Backpacking Rae Lakes Loop Part II trailer
Maddie and I backpacked the Rae Lakes Loop in mid-September, and I of course turned it into one of the most anticipated photography opportunities this year. I had never hiked or backpacked in Kings Canyon National Park, so I was quite thrilled about this trip. Besides the fact that it turned out to be as beautiful and breathtaking as Sequoia National Park, it made me experience a whole lot more than what I anticipated.
Contrary to the state where I suffered lack of acclamation in the Part I, I gained my strength and enjoyed my hike not only to Rae Lakes but also to Glen Pass, which was one of many highlights on the trip. The view from the pass was simply breathtaking.
We ran into a handful of PCT’ers and JMT’ers soon after we left Rae Lakes, and I got some excellent interviews with Grasshopper, Unicorn and Baba. Just great folks who were determined to finish the long distance hike.
The trip got shortened a day due to the fact that Maddie wanted to exit the loop early but it certainly made me want to come back for more. Especially when I reached the junction where I could head up to East Lake and Lake Reflection, I promised myself that I’d definitely come back for more photography.
Overall it was a great experience, and I just can’t wait to go back and backpack more in Kings Canyon National Park.
Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Gear I used
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, GoPro HERO4 Silver on GoPro Karma Grip
Lenses: Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Tripod: MeFOTO RoadTrip Titanium Travel Tripod, Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head
Camera Holster: Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 V2.0 (Black)
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