Annual High Trip
Start of a trip into Tehipite Valley and Enchanted Gorge
The drop is almost 10,000 feet into  Kings Canyon.
(I should check this.  Oregonians claim Hell's Canyon is deepest in U.S.  It's about half of 10,000 ft.)
Paddling an air mattress.  Inflatable rafts were also occasionally packed into Desolation Basin