The birders have left Nuk Tessli and the current clients for the Nuk Tesssli Alpine Experience are three women hikers. The day before they arrived was gorgeous. Now it is socked in and pouring rain.
Yesterday was dry but very gloomy at first, and we headed for the North Ridge again. A lot of the snow has now gone, and mountain meadow buttercups have joined the globe flowers on Long Meadow.
Higher up we encountered snow again. It was a still, comparatively mild day, and the bugs loved it.
Ten are easily visible in the photo. There were a lot more! (That is my lake in the background.)
The two little lakes below the Mammaries were starting to thaw and the lighting was very dramatic. (This was the picture with the least bugs in it: one is visible against the water in the bottom quarter.)
We reached the saddle overlooking the next valley. North Pass Lake was almost completely open.
We climbed up the western shoulder of the Mammaries.