Sierra Photo Journal and Trip Reports

2018 Grinnell Lake
2018 Grinnell Lake
A 7 day trip from the Mosquito Flat Trailhead into Mono Creek valley and some of its side basins, up to Grinnell Lake for a backpacking forum meetup, and finally out to the McGee Creek Trailhead  ...continued


2017 Lower Lamarck and Wonder Lakes
2017 Mt Hoffman
From Mt Hoffmann’s 10,856’ summit, at practically the geographic center of Yosemite, one can view Yosemite’s granitic monoliths in all directions, including the iconic Cathedral Peak, Cloud’s Rest, and Half Dome  ...continued


2017 Lower Lamarck and Wonder Lakes
2017 Lower Lamarck and Wonder Lakes
Forecasted showers, thunderstorms and monsoonal moisture conditions did not deter us from this trip  ...continued


2017 Carrizo Plain Wildflowers
2017 Carrizo Plain Wildflowers
...Carrizo's valley, and the Temblor Range in particular, has recently exploded in a profusion of colors  ...continued


2017 Lake Catherine SAR and Rehab
2016 Lake Catherine SAR and Rehab
...I soon realized I was at the bottom of the cliff I was attempting to climb down  ...continued


2016 Sabrina Basin
2016 Sabrina Basin
3-day early summer outing at Sabrina Basin  ...continued


2016 Mt Gibbs
2016 Mt Gibbs
An early June dayhike to Mt Gibbs from the Mono Pass/Parker Pass trailhead along Tioga Road  ...continued


2016 California Desert
2016 California Desert
A multi-day drive through Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert, and Death Valley in mid-April ...continued


2016 Castle Peak (Official Summit)
Approximate 7 mile out and back hike to Castle Peak's official summit, requiring a short class 3 climb at the top ...continued


2015 Kaweah Basin
2015 High Sierra Trail to Kaweah Basin
This 9-day trip was a meetup for members of a backpacking forum, many who had not met each other before. The location was a beautiful pristine lake, off the beaten path in the remote Kaweah Basin in the middle of Sequoia NP  ...continued


2015 Mt Lyell (no summit)
From Tuolumne Meadows, 12 miles along Lyell Canyon and the JMT/PCT to set up a dayhike to Mt Lyell and the Lyell Glacier  ...continued


2014 Mt Langley and Miter Basin
2014 Mt Langley and Miter Basin
5 day solo trip from the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead to Miter Basin and Mt Langley, making use of both Old and New Army Passes  ...continued


2014 Koip and Kuna Peaks, Alger Lakes
2014 Koip and Kuna Peaks, Alger Lakes
4 day out and back trip from Yosemite’s Mono Pass trailhead over Parker Pass to Alger Lakes with an excursion to Koip and Kuna Peak  ...continued


2014 Hite Cove Trail
2014 Hite Cove Trail
A late April hike along the Hite Cove Trail, widely known to be one of the premier places in California for viewing wildflowers  ...continued


2014 US Route 395
Sights from a leisurely drive up US Route 395 from Los Angeles towards South Tahoe and the SF Bay Area  ...continued


2013 Onion Valley to Whitney Portal
2013 SEKI Onion Valley to Whitney Portal
6 day 56 mile solo hike from the Onion Valley Trailhead in Independence to Whitney Portal with detours to Lake South America and Whitney's summit  ...continued


2012 Mt Dana
2012 Yosemite Mt Dana Dayhike
5.6 mile round trip dayhike from the Tioga Pass entrance station to the top of Mt Dana  ...continued


2012 Onion Valley to Rae Lakes
2012 SEKI Onion Valley to Rae Lakes
5 Day 38 mile solo hike from the Onion Valley trailhead in Independence to the Rae Lakes area and back  ...continued


2012 Mono Meadow to Ottoway Lake
2012 Yosemite Mono Meadow to Ottoway Lakes
5 day 37 mile out-and-back from Mono Meadow to Lower Ottoway Lake with a  layover day to Red Peak Pass  ...continued


2011 Bishop North Lake to South Lake
2011 SEKI Bishop North Lake to South Lake
9 day solo on the classic route from Bishop’s North Lake to South Lake passing through Humphries Basin, Evolution Valley, Evolution Basin, and Dusy Basin  ...continued


2010 Yosemite Vogelsang Loop
2010 Yosemite Vogelsang Loop
4 day 28 mile loop up Rafferty Creek to Emeric Lake, Townsley Lake, and back along Lyell Fork ...continued


2010 Mineral King Loop
2010 SEKI Mineral King Loop
Classic loop from the Mineral King trailhead along Timber Gap, Blackrock Pass, Big Five Lakes, Lost Canyon, Columbine Lake, Sawtooth Pass and back   ...continued


2008 Hetch Hetchy to Lake Vernon
2008 Yosemite Hetch Hetchy to Lake Vernon
Out and back trip from Hetch Hetchy to Lake Vernon  ...continued