Morning sun catching the Minarets on our way to the trailhead.
Left: A friendly (food seeking) horse near the trailhead. Right: The trail.
Views from further on the trail, once you climb out of the forest. The trail follows the San Joaquin River but you only get periodic views if it.
Things start to get beautiful. Banner Peak is visible in the distance as we approach Thousand Island Lake.
Some of the many wildflowers around.
Banner Peak towering over 3,000 feet above Thousand Island Lake.
Top Left: Wildflowers. Top Right: Megan doing her world famous impression of a rock. Bottom Left: Me hiking. (Taken by Megan). Bottom Right: The ridge north of Banner Peak.
Left: Wildflowers along the lake. Top Right: Rodgers Peak in the distance. Bottom Right: Banner Peak.
The trail along the lake.
Views of Emerald and Ruby Lakes on the way to Garnet Lake from Thousand Island Lake.
Me enjoying the view at Garnet Lake (Taken by Megan).
Megan hiking down the rocks that surround Garnet Lake.
Mount Ritter and Banner Peak.
Hanging out near the Garnet Lake outlet falls and the John Muir Trail.
Me climbing down some rocks on our way back down to the River Trail. (Taken by Megan)
Left: The valley the River Trail follows. Right: Aspen trees.
The view from below, the view up top (the hexagons have about the same diameter as a basketball), and another view.
The view from below.
There is not much remaining from the camp, most things were disassembled and sold for scrap, but there is a nice museum that details life at the camp and the political climate at the time. The center picture is a model of the former camp, where 10,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned. More information: Manzanar National Historic Site.
Lake Tahoe, California
August 17 - 19, 2012
Hiking Maggies Peaks near Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.
August 11 - 26, 2012
From San Diego to Yosemite to Lake Tahoe.
Mono Lake, California
August 5, 2010
Checking out the south side of Mono Lake.
Thousand Island Lake, California
September 3, 2006
Hiking to Thousand Island and Garnet Lakes in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, starting from Agnew Meadows.
Eastern Sierra, California
July 24, 2006
Hiking to Treasure Lakes in the Little Lakes Valley near Bishop/Mammoth Lakes, and driving south along the Eastern Sierra.
Mammoth Mountain, California
March 21 - 23, 2006
Skiing Mammoth Mountain and driving Highway 395 back to San Diego.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California
January 24 - 29, 2006
Skiing some of the resorts around Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Diamond Peak).
Tenaya Canyon, California
August 16, 2012
Hiking from Tenaya Lake to the top of Pywiack Cascade in Yosemite National Park.
August 5, 2010
Passing through Yosemite and enjoying some sights along the way.
Little Lakes Valley, California
August 4, 2010
Hiking through Little Lakes Valley in the Eastern Sierra.
Mount Agassiz, California
September 2, 2006
Hiking to the summit of Mount Agassiz in the Bishop Creek area, starting from the South Lake trailhead.
July 23, 2006
Checking out Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, and driving over Tioga Pass.
March 18 - 20, 2006
Camping in Yosemite, skiing to Glacier Point, and exploring the valley.