Trip Report: Royal Basin

Pretty much perfect day in Royal Basin. I saw absolutely no one else from start to finish. It’s definitely getting towards autumn: there was frost on the ground above 5000 ft and the creek crossings were icy. However, the Upper Basin was warm and quiet. Amazing day.

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The first ~6 miles are in the forest, close to Royal Creek.

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Glacial gray.

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Winter is coming: this pic was taken at 10:30 a.m. in the Lower Meadows. Sun just rising over the ridge.

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Royal Lake

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Tarn in upper Royal Basin

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Shadow selfie

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Looking back down the Royal Creek drainage from the the upper basin/

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Sun selfie

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