ABOVE: The alpen-glow, the reward for all back-country travelers. Even a less than perfect day can end with a sunset that can take your breath away. Sights like these are the defining moments of wilderness.
Climbing upward, the trail winds its way to Guest Lake. The backpacker will travel to the northeast corner of the lake to the excellent campsite there, passing other fair to good campsites along the way. There is a fair and good horsepacker campsites on the southern shore, the latter offering protection from wind, if it is a problem.