Wildflowers along the trail.
Me hiking through a creek and Megan hiking over one.
Rock Creek below Pyramid Peak and Bear Creek Spire.
Left: Bear Creek Spire above Rock Creek. Right: Long Lake Reflection.
Reflections on Gem Lakes.
Left: Indian Paintbrush. Right: Columbine (Taken by Megan).
Gem Lakes from above. I don't think it comes through too well in this picture but the water was a bright emerald green.
Melting snow. The pink color is from snow algae and the effect is sometimes referred to as watermelon snow.
Left: Nothing but rocks, snow, and lakes above timberline. On the left is Pyramid Peak and on the right is Bear Creek Spire. Right: Snow and ice on the edge of a small pool.
A different look at the same pool.
Looking down on Treasure Lakes.
Looking back at Little Lakes Valley from above Gem Lakes.
Treasure Lakes again. There was a nice rumble of falling water in this area. Here you can barely see one waterfall coming down from the mountain on the left, and another on the right, between the upper and lower lakes.
Views from the trail.
Mount Abbot towering above Long Lake.
Mount Whitney as seen from the Whitney Portal Road in Alabama Hills, just outside of Lone Pine, California. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and rises over 10,000 feet above the Owens Valley, where this picture was taken from.
Lone Pine Peak, right next to Whitney.
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.