August 31, 2012
We arrived at the trail earlier than usual. Thinking that the Labor Day holiday would mean a mass of Friday traffic into Yosemite National Park, we left home at the crack of dawn, but were gladly mistaken. Sailing from one end of the park to the other (having entered from the Arch Rock entrance) we reached the trailhead near the Tioga Pass entry in record time. Our destinations: Gaylor Lakes, the Great Sierra Mine, and Granite Lakes.