Banner Peak Sunrise

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    When it became clear that hiking the John Muir Trail wasn’t going to happen, I resolved to at least backpack one of the most beautiful portions around Thousand Island Lake. Having been focused on a John Muir permit, I missed the opportunity at an early reservation and had to try my luck at entering the permit lottery the day before departure.

    I was luckier than most and scored the permit and was soon on the trail, soaking in the incredible views of lakes and peaks.

    If you’re looking to see some of the John Muir Trail scenery, but would rather not spend a month on the trail, Thousand Island Lakes is a great destination.


    Thousand Island Lake, California

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      Sony a7Rii
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      FE 16-35 F4 ZA
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