Today begins with a climb to Bishop Pass. The trail climbs pretty all the way to the pass though it flattens a bit as it passes by Spearhead, Timberline, Saddlerock and Bishop Lakes. After passing Bishop Lake the trail becomes much steeper and switchbacks up a boulder pile. It finally flattens a bit as it approaches the pass.
Once at the pass the descent is fairly mellow as the trail passes through the Dusy Basin. This would make a great first night campsite. There are plenty of lakes here where you can camp and fish.
At the end of Dusy Basin the trail begins a steep switchbacking descent to the John Muir/Pacific Crest Trail at LeConte Canyon. There is a footbridge near the trail junction beside a small pool that makes a nice bathing spot. A few campsites can be found here. This is where we stayed the night, though next time we would continue a short distance up the trail to Little Pete Meadow.