Merced Lake and the campsite I used. This is in the backpackers campground (there were several other backpackers). There is also a tent cabin campground with a dining hall at Merced Lake.
Signs at Merced Lake: where I came from (day and half from Yosemite Valley), elevation, and future hiking. As the route map shows, I turn south (towards Isberg Pass), check out Blue Lake Pass, then retrace steps to get to Vogelsang, Tuolomne and beyond over the next week.
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