From Bishop, drive into the Eastern Sierras to South Lake and hike over 11,972 foot Bishop Pass to the John Muir Trail / Pacific Crest Trail. Go south and ascend the fabled Golden Staircase to arrive at the Palisades, about 20 miles from the trail head.
Sony a7R II camera, Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens, Circular Polarizer, MeFoto tripod
The Palisades are a towering highlight along the John Muir Trail, a group of mountains renowned by hikers and climbers alike. Here the John Muir Trail leads just ahead to Lower Palisades Lake, a superb base under the glacier-carved granite for exploring the high country. It is easy to see why John Muir called the Sierra Nevada the Range of Light.