Harlen, if I didn't know better, I would think that the dog is on the north side of Ritter and Banner. Is that more up toward Donohue Pass? Then I see another dog supervising in the rear
WD, I'll try to stay roughly on topic with small references to the "Jolly Mountain Toilet," or whatever funny names it was called above.
So first, we love the JMT for the way it serves to super-concentrate backpackers along that corridor, freeing up the rest. We also love the country and the route it travels from Whitney in the south, all the way to the end of Evo.Valley. Then we love it again under the Ritter Range and Cathedral Peak. In between we wonder at the deviations west, away from the brilliant high basins. Like many well-traveled areas, it is better visited in the off-season.
Secondly, about those dogs! In the our former comment, Wolfie and Bear are high on rolling Mount Davis, just north of Glacier Pass, and as mentioned above- it was just off the JMT, and we went from there off trail west for 6 days without seeing a soul!
Where now bobby49? Above us is the logical higher route the JMT misses... and the pass is colled
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