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Backpacking

Smoke filled sunrise in Desolation Wilderness
2021 Desolation Wilderness

3-day shuttle trip from Wrights Lake to Loon Lake in the western part

Sunset on campsite at Lake Aloha
2020 Desolation Wilderness

early season (June) trip to explore the dams on Lake Aloha

Campsite overlooking Panamint City
2019 Panamint City

mining ruins and other interesting sights near Death Valley

Campsite in Buck Lake Wilderness with pyrocumulus cloud
2018 Pacific Crest Trail: Sierra City to Drakesbad

160-mile section hike of PCT miles 1195 - 1350

Border wall between Mexico and California near the PCT Southern Terminus
2018 Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico border to Lake Morena

20-mile section hike of PCT miles 0-20

Snowfield just past Donner Summit along the Pacific Crest Trail
2017 Pacific Crest Trail: Donner Pass to Sierra City

40-mile section hike of PCT miles 1157 - 1195

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2017 Pacific Crest Trail: Sonora Pass to Donner Pass

140-mile section hike of PCT miles 1017 - 1157

Sunrise on Dorothy Lake
2016 Pacific Crest Trail: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass

85-mile section hike of PCT miles 942-1017

View from top of Yosemite Falls
2016 Yosemite North Rim Backpack

overnight trip in early June to see waterfalls and creeks

Trinity Alps
2015 Trinity Alps

50-mile shuttle trip: Stuart Fork, Caribou Lakes, 4-lakes loop, Long Canyon

Sunrise on Grand Canyon
2015 Grand Canyon

20-mile shuttle trip: down South Kaibab, up Bright Angel

View from Sixty Lakes Basin Kings Canyon
2014 Rae Lakes, Kings Canyon

44-mile loop including Sixty Lakes Basin and a surprise in the backcountry

Reflection in Precipice Lake, High Sierra Trail, Kings Canyon
2014 Modified High Sierra Trail

90-mile loop, Kern River & Hot Springs and thunderstorms

Red Peak Pass, Yosemite
2014 Ottoway Lakes

50-mile loop: Merced River and cross-country route

Very dry Wapama Falls in Hetch Hetchy Valley Yosemite
2012 Hetch Hetchy

52 mile loop: no water and two bears

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2012 Lost Coast Trail

52-mile shuttle: Roosevelt Elk, timing the tides, interesting beach discoveries

Wildflowers and snow at Mule Pass in Hoover Wilderness
2011 Matterhorn Canyon Loop

Hoover Wilderness and Northern Yosemite, lots of snow!

Sunset in Evolution Basin
2010 John Muir Trail

100-mile section: San Joaquin and Kings River, push-ups on the pass


Desert Wildflowers and Art

Boulders and wildflowers in Joshua Tree
2019 Joshua Tree & DesertX

wildflowers and art

Superbloom sunrise near Whitewater
2017 Chasing the Superbloom

Wildflower superbloom in Anza Borrego and Carizzo Plain, art at DesertX

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Sunrise and dead fish at the Salton Sea
2016 Joshua Tree and Salton Sea

hikes and finding art in the desert

Storm clouds over Mojave National Preserve
2014 Mojave National Preserve

wildflowers, tortoises and surreal solar energy plant

Marble Canyon in Death Valley
2011 Death Vallley

rain in the desert


Fall Colors

Fall colors at North Lake
2020 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

North Lake, Green Lake, extreme wildfire smoke and clear skies

Bare aspen trees
2014 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

High winds stripped all the leaves - we found more surprises in our alternative plan

Beautiful fall colors on Conway Summit
2011 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

great color


Winter and Water

Yosemite Falls with frozen winter mist
2017 Yosemite Winter and Frazil Ice

rock and ice and video of amazing frazil ice

Vernal Falls during supermelt of 2017
2017 Yosemite Spring Super-melt

gushing waterfalls and mama bear and cubs

Reflection of Yosemite in Winter in Mirror Lake
2016 Yosemite Snow and Drought

year to year comparison photos of snow and vegetation


Travel

Old growth redwoods out our van door
2021 California Redwood Parks

Camper Van Trip to Redwood National and State Parks

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2019 Provence, France

Colorado Provençal (reminded me of Utah), Andy Goldsworthy’s Refuge D’Art

Storm clouds over cotton field in Mississippi
2018 Deep South Road Trip

Civil rights, canoe trip down the Mississippi, Delta Blues, alligators

Old growth redwoods out our van door
2018 New Orleans

Impressions of this enchanting city

Whale spouts in Monterey Bay
2015 Whale Watching

short video of dolphin-orca encounter in Monterey Bay

Sunrise at Angkor Wat
2013 Cambodia

Angkor Wat and other temples

Pilchuck Glass School Campus in the fog
2012 Pilchuck Glass School

Architectural Glass with Narcissus Quagliata

Pear Orchard in early spring in Sacramento Delta
2012 Sacramento Delta

checking out levees, land subsidence and the delta waters

Sunrise on Denali in Alaska
2010 Alaska

inside passage, melting glaciers, Denali National Park