As I said hello again to Buck for the next segment of our journey, we said goodbye in style to Yousuf and Stephanie with one last adventure in California.
A hike into Lake Aloha, a teal blue oasis amid the peaks still capped in summer snow, was a perfect send off.
We stopped briefly at Lake Susie before we headed further up to the trail junction with the PCT, each mountain lake more epic than the last.
As the heat of the day began to take its toll on our water bottles and sun kissed skin we reached Lake Aloha.
and what do you do at snow fed lake?