|Forestdale Creek pond with Elephants Back's south side|
|PCT traversing slopes east of Elephants Back|
|Forestdale Creek and Forestdale Divide Road|
The trail marker at the crossing gives a distance of eighteen miles to Ebbetts Pass. Continuing southbound toward that direction, the PCT soon intersects Forest Divide Road, from where it traverses open slopes with sweeping canyon views. Then, the PCT enters the conifer forest northeast of the Upper Blue Lake. After about a mile, the lake is shining through the forest trees.
|Upper and Lower Blue Lake|