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Sam Crests Mather Pass

Mather Pass, the hardest pass to cross in the Sierra Nevada portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, was snow and ice-bound when our team of 6 thru-hikers reached it early in the morning. With crampons and ice axes, we made our way safely up and over. The only indication it was mid-June is Sam's shorts.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: n/a, California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Erickson Smith