I woke up in the morning and took some more pictures and then prepared for going down the east side of Mt. Wood. It was a beautiful day with clear skies.

Mt. Ritter from camp
Directly south from camp
Up the ridge towards Mt. Wood.
Close up of Banner Peak, Mt. Ritter, North Glacier Pass and Mt. Davis

On the way down the east side I had to put my crampons on and pull my ice ax out, at one point I slipped and almost flipped over but caught myself in time.

Once down the real steep part it was just a walk down the hill through ever increasing amounts of vegetation and sagebrush to reach the trail to the Silver Lake trailhead. The trail was heavily used by horses and I saw a couple deer on the way down.

I finally reached my truck started the process of unpacking.