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Frog Ponds

Tyndall Frog Ponds between Diamond Mesa and Bighorn Plateau, Sequoia National Park, California.


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This is another in my John Muir Trail series. This is a panorama, a stitch of four singles made with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Please view my other JMT images in my JMT set.


This is one of the Tyndall Frog Ponds. The ponds are located about a quarter-mile from the JMT and about a kilometer from the Tyndall Creek Ranger Station. I had passed these ponds on a previous hike and almost missed them this trip but a large group of hikers occupied our intended campsite at Tyndall Creek which prompted us to more a bit farther down the trail. Only after stopping at this location did I remember it being recommended by another hiker I met in Red's Meadow, eleven days earlier and 140 miles up the trail from where this image was made.


The morning of this particular day we had started on the other side of Forester Pass, in Center Basin, at the Center Basin Trail. We arrived at these ponds mid-afternoon, pitched camp and then enjoyed the wonder and beauty of this area.





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Taken in September 2011