Still some questions about this route, particularly the cross country part and how we got from Red Devil Lake to Cloud's Rest. However, based on notes on back of photos which Jennifer still has (quotes are those notes), many of the photos and some of the route have been identified. Here's a topo map of the area. [See also the the December, 1971 trip]
Hitchhiking where Rte 120 breaks away from Rte 108
"Vernal Falls Jenny Yosemite"
"Bob in front of Nevada Falls."
"Jenny drinking from Merced River"
"Lake Merced Sierra Camp"
"Bob at Washburn Lake"
"Lyell Fork, Jenny Reading"
"Jenny cross country near Merced Peak Fork"
"Bob Cross Country Sierras"
"Lake on Merced Peak Fork"
"Bob eating marshmellows on lake on Merced Peak Fork"
"Red Devil Lake/Clark Range in background"
"Jenny at Red Devil Lake"
Red Devil Lake campsite (?)
Unknown - might be a deer to the left
"Jenny & Bob at Cloud's Rest"
From top of Clouds Rest (similar view taken in 2014 by Martin)
Area of trip, but route is reconstructed and guessed at.
Lake on Merced Peak Fork.
The most current topo map shows only one lake on the Merced Peak Fork and it has several small ponds near it as shown below. Since notes refer to a lake and the photo shows a very small pond, the guess is that we camped here before going on to Red Devil Lake.
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