Devils Thumb Pass (11,747 ft, 3,580 meters)/King Lake Loop, 08/05/2003
Parking at the small parking area near the intersection of the Hessie Trailhead road and the Fourth of July Road, we started hiking at 6:40 on this Tuesday morning. We turned right onto the Devils Thumb Bypass Trail then hiked to Jasper Lake, Devils Thumb Lake, and then got up to Devils Thumb Pass at 9:49. Taking a left onto the High Lonesome Trail, we reached the highpoint on the divide (about 12,000 ft, 3,658 meters) at 10:17. Getting to the intersection of the High Lonesome Trail and the King Lake Trail at 10:47, we took a picture of King Lake from above, then began our descent along the King Lake Trail. We completed the loop at 13:30, and returned to the truck at 14:00.