It was great to have Daniel and Marina "pass through" Mammoth lakes, where we rented a little cottage on one of the many eponymous lakes! We even followed them a few steps on the trail after they left Red's Meadow, and then found them again, very sensibly taking in the marvel that is the Devil's postpile monument (pictures in the next post, perhaps!)
Meantime here are a few pictures Daniel took from the edge of the desert (cacti below) up into the miraculously beautiful high Sierra. There are LOTS more pictures! -- it was hard to choose.