To View Mountains: Day 6 – The Devil’s Postpile

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.” – John Muir

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We awoke at Gladys Lake and enjoyed breakfast like any hungry hiker would.  Water abound, we stopped to refresh ourselves amongst the crisp streams flowing.  We passed the Devil’s Postpile, a massive collection of basaltic columns that stood in all their awe-inspiring glory.  To learn that a mining company once rallied to knock it down was a bit heartbreaking.

The day was short, 8 miles or so, ultimately taking us to our destination of Red’s Meadow.  There we ate real food, showered, and got our resupply buckets to bring us into the next stretch of the trip.  Even the crisp bite of local Mammoth Brewing Co. lager graced our lips.  Life was good.

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