Hiking Mineral King – White Chief Part 2

White Chief might be the most beautiful place accessible by foot from Mineral King. Short hike, steep, lots of variety. Any time Trail Guy encounters someone along the trail below the Eagle Lake/White Chief junction, he tells them they will be happier if they choose White Chief. 

Here are more photos from our Eclipse Day White Chief walk/hike.

What is this flowering shrub??

What is this teensy darker version of a Baby-Blue-Eyes??

What is this unknown yellow flower??

Slow but handy way to fill a water bottle.

There are more photos, but they were on Trail Guy’s camera because I overworked my battery. Aiming at the sun may not have been such a good idea. . . 

More tomorrow? Stay tuned. . .


  1. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017

    It’s been years, yea, decades since I’ve been to White Chief. I guess I’ll have to add that to my hiking list for a future summer!

    I like your water bottle, by the way. A bit of free advertising for a certain talk show host? 🙂

    And I’m amazed the wildflowers are still out, as well as snow patches on the ground. In August! I’m glad Trail Guy had a spare camera.

    • cabinart
      August 31, 2017

      Sharon, I think the fact that you might even have a hiking list is wonderful.

      It is just a bottle that fits nicely in my hand. Michael rotated it for the photo, but most people wouldn’t notice. This blog does not wish to provoke anyone, so shhhhhh.

      • Sharon Devol
        August 31, 2017

        Well, yes, having a list is wonderful, but it’s only a list at this point. Hope Springs Eternal!

        And you did notice that I did not name referenced host on purpose? But it does put me in the mood to read that classic poem, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.”

        • cabinart
          August 31, 2017

          It puts me in the mood to turn on the radio!