I finally got to Picayune Valley, which rounds out my effort to see all the trails of Granite Chief. I came in from Alpine Meadows trailhead, which is the fastest way into the wilderness, went through Whiskey Creek Camp, and camped at the saddle above Picayune Valley.
Late in the day as it was getting dark, the shadows beneath the red firs were deep but the meadows still light.
Trail through red firs
Darkness between the trunks
Thick and soft
Then out into the meadow
Wooley mules ears
Radiate the warm yellow sunlight
They’ve captured during the day