August 12-20, 2015. Sierra North. After a car-camping night near Mammoth, an eight day backpacking loop around the Fish Creek Basin starting and ending at Red's Meadow (near Devil's Postpile National Monument). Out an the west side of the basin, back on the east, with an excursion to Silver Pass in the middle. This was a trip of lakes: only the first and last back-country nights were on streams. Between were nights at Lost Keys, Peter Pande, Warrior, Virginia, and Duck Lakes. If the first had a quiet beauty, the others had a boldness ranging on the spectacular.