Destination is Upper Snowy Lake, 10 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail, over Cutthroat and Granite Pass. We'll hike 4 miles the first day to just below Cutthroat pass to a woodsy camp where we had a campfire. The weather was in a clearing and warming pattern. We had rain during night one and by the last day it was nearly cloudless and pretty hot. Bugs were a nuisance most of the time. The kids were great hikers and this was not an easy trip, particularly coming out when we did the full 10 miles in 6 hours. Upper Snowy Lake was crowded upon our arrival; a mother-daughter party tried all their passive aggressive tricks to keep us from camping "near" them (40 meters), but there were few alternatives and so they were unsuccessful. The next day, everyone left and we had the basin to ourselves until the end of the day.