This photo is looking down the hill known as Crankshaft Grade. In the distance you can see Rock Creek meandering through Mosquito Flats. This is the end of the trail, back to civilization after just a few more minutes. You might be wondering why this hill has such a strange name…and that’s because in the 1930’s this trail was a road. Of course that all came to an end when this became part of the John Muir Wilderness.
This photo was taken in late summer and you can still spot some wildflowers in the foreground. In early summer this area is literally covered in color from all the different flowers.