The trail began in a meadow full of wildflowers. After about a quarter mile, the trail switchbacked up to the top of a ridge, which flattened out at the top. The trail continued on through burned and unburned forest on top of the ridge for about a mile. Then, I got some glimpses of some mountains ahead of me.
Burnt trees in the meadow at the beginning of the hike
Beginning to climb the first ridge
Raining in the distance as I hiked up the ridge
Meadow on top of the ridge
Mountains come into view
Soon, the trail began switchbacking down a ridge to Grizzly Lake. On the other side of the lake, there was another ridge, beyond loomed a large chain of mountains. The best view of Grizzly Lake was from the top of the ridge before switchbacking down, because at the bottom of the lake, the ridge line was visible, but the mountains beyond were not.
Switchbacking down to Grizzly Lake
Grizzly Lake and mountains beyond
The shore of Grizzle Lake
Heading back to the trailhead
Wildflowers along the trail
On the way home, I stopped at the Upper Terraces in Mammoth. I walked the short boardwalk before doing the Upper Terrace drive, which winds up through terraces above the boardwalk.
Along Upper Terrace Drive