News has come that the ferry servicing the Vermillion Valley Resort has closed for the season due to low water in the lake. This will add five miles of hiking each way so I revised my itinerary to facilitate this extra walking. This new itinerary allows me an extra day if the weather should dictate.
Day One, 08/03: To Hamilton Lake, 17.0 Miles, +2900'
Day Two, 08/04:To Kern Hot Springs, 21.2 Miles, +3800' (Kaweah Gap)
Day Three, 08/05:To Crabtree Meadow (Camp 12.15), 16.3 Miles, +5000'