I saw formations like this several times, with the row of little blocks sandwiched between larger layers of stone. Not being a geologist, it appears to be different layers of sediment laid down, then uplifted and finally exposed and eroded.
From here the trail quickly ascends high into the Sierra. Within a day of leaving here you are over 10,000 feet high, and, when I finished, likely up into the recent snow.
|Puff Puff, upper left; Growler, upper right; and Cool Breeze, left; were a group of hikers that had come together early in the hike. I encountered them periodically along the way, including here at Kennedy Meadows. They are likely in the snow now.|
After 6 years on the trail, I have completed about 2000 miles of the trail with only the southern piece of Washington and the high Sierra left to complete. Next year should see it finished.