Last picture is the view South toward Kirkwood ski resort. At the bottom of the hill is a big glacier lake surrounded by bare granite domes. Lots of beautiful meadows full of wildflowers and huge pine trees.

The Rubicon is only about 40 or 50 miles to the North of this area, and I imagine the terrain is similar. Won't be doing it this year, but probably next summer for sure. We were really amazed how few people we ran into the whole trip, even though it was a four day weekend for most.