These meadows are where the trail we started on joined with the Pacific Crest Trail. If you stayed on this trail and headed north, you could make it to Canada. In the other direction you could go all the way to Mexico. We did not go nearly so far in either direction. A couple of people (father and son, I think) can be seen resting on the chairs they hauled up the trail. I wonder if they would have desired to use the chairs so much if they had taken it easier on themselves by leaving them behind.