In this section, the SHR crosses over Monarch Divide - from the basin of South Fork Kings to that of Middle Fork Kings.
From Grouse Lake, proceed north over a divide and back down into the upper reaches of Granite Basin. Continue north to the crest of Goat Divide. Here, the SHR crosses Monarch Divide.
Next is a descent into beautiful basin of Upper and Lower Granite Lakes. Upper Granite Lake is alpine and Lower Granite Lake is subalpine, occupying a hanging valley in the Horseshoe Creek basin.
From Lower Graniite Lake, there is a Class III descent into the tablelands of upper Horseshoe Creek basin, a lodgepole pine forest on the west side of Windy Ridge. This section ends at a group of meadows tucked into the forest.
Goat Mountain (12,206) - Named (mistakenly) for the Bighorn Sheep that originally inhabited the area.
Granite Basin - Brewer's field party of the First California Survey camped here in 1864.
Monarch Divide - Originally named "Dyke Ridge" by the Whitney Survey, it was later renamed by the US Geological Survey in its first 30 minute map of the area. "Dyke" refers to Whitney's impression of the divide as volcanic in nature-a huge lava dyke separating the two rivers. (Many of Whitney's interpretations of California geology were quickly overtaken by science.)
Munger Peak (12,076') - Named for Maynard Munger, a local business/civic mover who was important in preserving the Sierra's three national parks.
Mt. Hutchings (10,785') - Named for James M. Hutchings, an Englishman who came to California in 1849 and was one of the first non-Indians to see Yosemite. Later, he ran a hotel there and became a prolific writer and promoter of the Sierra and Yosemite.