No shortage of 18-24" tall irregularly spaced stone stairs here! Finally feeling a bit better, I could still barely take the pounding of this one last pass before Red's Meadow. Another pile of emerald-green lakes, distant pinnacle peaks, sparse trees and mosquitos. The High Sierra are majestic and all of that, but I just miss a good, dense forest, some fairly flat walks punctuated by occasional mountsins. Give me Oregon and Washington and keep your scree and stairs. I am JMT'd out.