Took the easy way up, the Cable Car at Squaw Valley Ski Resort to High Camp at 8300 ft elevation. Then hiked over the ridge to meet up with the Pacific Crest Trail where we turned back south in deep snow a couple of years ago, headed north on the section we missed up to Granite Chief peak, then followed of the Granite Chief Trail back to Squaw Valley. That’s a marmot in the photo above.

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GPX track file

8.31 mi (2.39 mi uphill, 5.14 mi downhill, 0.72 mi flat)
1776 ft total ascent – 13.6 % uphill grade, 43.5 % downhill grade
4:52:42 total time (4:10:50 moving, 0:41:52 stopped)
0:30:08 pace (2.0 mph average speed, 6.2 mph max speed)
10.2 difficulty, 17.9 effort