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New photos here May 14, here June 23 and here July 14, 2018 (captions in red)

   

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Kings River Area

  

Tehipite Dome

Sphinx Crest above Kings Canyon

Tehipite Dome from northwest

     

Tehipite Valley (Kings River, middle fork)

Hume Lake, Sequoia National Forest

Granite Lake, on the divide between north and middle forks of the Kings River

 

 

Looking north from Granite Pass

Snow all over, near Kings Canyon Park

Water Lily Pond, Old Wishon Road

  

Falls in Hell Hole, North Fork, Kings River

Pond in Hell Hole, Kings North Fork

Falls on North Fork of the Kings River, near Balch Camp

 

Dam at Black Rock Reservoir on the Kings River North Fork

The reservoir

Where water pours over the dam

 

Small waterfall near Black Rock

Wren Peak in Kings Canyon National Park, from above Pine Flat Lake

Spring waterfall above Black Rock Reservoir, Fresno County

 

North Fork Kings River below Lake Wishon

Patterson Falls, above the North Fork of the Kings River

Junction of the Middle and South forks of the Kings River

 

The Monarch Divide and Wren Peak, between the middle and south forks of the Kings River

   

The Kings River with a little beach seen from Trimmer Springs Road

Pine Flat Lake, still with plenty of water in late summer 2017 (by W. Thiessen)

Amazingly still waters of Pine Flat Lake reflect the hills above in January 2018
   
Pine Flat from Trimmer Springs Road over Secata Ridge Kings River at Bear Wallow Trail Head The canyon across the river is where Garlic Meadow Creek runs in
       
Rock formation along the Bear Wallow Trail Hanging boulder in Big Creek north of Pine Flat Lake Along the road south of Mill Flat Campground (Wes Thiessen)
     
Fishing n Black Rock Reservoir, on the North Fork of the Kings River Striking rock formation on the Kings River National Recreation Trail The road near Camp Four and a Half Cabin by the Kings River
  
Hiking the Dusy-Ershim Trail across the Big Granite Slope near Courtright Reservoir Enjoying the view from our camp near Courtright Courtright sunset
   
The LeConte Divide, separating the Kings River and San Joaquin River drainages
    
Wavyleaf Indian paint brush in granite

 

San Joaquin River & Fresno River Area

 

Mt. Ritter & Minarets above San Joaquin River (north fork) Middle Fork, San Joaquin River, Devil's Postpile National Monument Rainbow Falls, middle fork of the San Joaquin River

 

Devil's Postpile On top of the Postpile A "baby" postpile not far from the big one

 

Fuller Buttes from Mile High Lookout The Eagles Beaks South Fork drainage

 

Spider webs add texture to the forest This web is covered with yellow evergreen pollen A dead snag stands guard over a Sierra meadow

 

Burned out tree in meadow Small falls near Chilkoot Campground, Sierra National Forest Bottom of falls

 

 

Kennedy Table on left; Squaw Leap on right from Auberry Road Finegold Bay on Millerton Lake

Rounding horseshoe bend at Millerton Lake

 

Nuts found along the San Joaquin River trail Table top peak, Fresno County

Blackhawk Mountain (center right)

 

Falls on Willow Creek, Madera County CA

Rock Creek near the High Sierra Scenic Byway

Pool on Rock Creek

 

Mammoth Pool on the San Joaquin River Mammoth Pool; Fuller Buttes and Jackass Rock in background; High Sierra in distance Goat Mountain, near Bass Lake

 (Rock Creek and Mammoth Pool photos by Susan Crandall)

    

 

Jet trails above Goat Mountain Dead trees at Kaiser Pass A peaceful stroll on the Shadow of the Giants Trail in Nelder Grove

 

Panoramic view seen from near Oakhurst; Big Shuteye Peak in center

 

Buried log in Sierra meadow At the edge of Nichols Meadow Fall leaves on California Creek

 

Ancient cedar log

San Joaquin River in San Joaquin Gorge BLM area

Snow field at Road 620 and Old Yosemite Road above Oakhurst

 

Mountains south and east of Oakhurst
Snow covers the trees northeast of Oakhurst

View to the east from Road 620 in December 2015 Shuteye Peak and the Eagle Beaks Lewis Creek near the Lewis Creek Trail

 

 

Corlieu Falls on Lewis Creek Bass Lake, spring 2016 Visitors on the Swinging Bridge over the South Fork of the Merced near Wawona

 

Wasp nest in Nelder Grove "Tuck and roll" moss in Nelder Grove

Dogwood stands out in the dark forest in Nelder Grove

 

Redinger Lake on the San Joaquin River

The Eagles Beaks from Mile High Overlook

Fuller Buttes on the left; Balloon Dome on the right

 

 

Fresno Dome with approaching storm Unique rock formation near Grays Mountain Campground Views of the Sierra were spectacular in February of 2017

   

 

 

 

 Pine needles and bear clover

 Lake Millerton, blue and sparkling in March 2018

 

 

 

All photos copyright 2002-2018 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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