Yep, still part of the aww-inspiring John Muir Wilderness.
Standing tall behind this alpine wet spot is Mount Darwin at 13,831'. Ain't it a beauty?
Here's a bit of Sierra granite history for you. Way back in 1895, Stanford professor Theodore Solomons punched in a route from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. (Much of it became the John Muir Trail). Teddy was rolling along, naming stuff along his merry way, when he noticed six gnarly light-colored peaks raising up from a basin.At that moment, he decided "what the heck!" and christened them after the proponents of the new (at the time) scientific concept of Evolution.
In parts of the US, it's still a new found idea!
Evil-lution, I guess.
I've been called a lot worse things than a descendant of a monkey. I can live with that.
Onto Mammoth Lakes mañana, so long Bishop, CA.