Dick's Sierra Nevada Gallery
  
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Huntington Lake - Kaiser-Florence-Edison          Dinkey-Wishon-Courtright         Yosemite

Kings River Area          Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

San Joaquin & Fresno River Area          Eastern Sierra          Links to More Photos

  
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Huntington Lake - Kaiser Pass - Florence - Edison Area
Silver Divide Ritter Range from Kaiser Pass area Silver Divide from Kaiser Pass area
Silver Divide from White Bark Vista Point Ritter Range from Kaiser Pass area Silver Divide from Kaiser Pass area
  
Florence Lake Mountains near Edison and Florence Lakes Huntington Lake
Florence Lake

Mountains near Edison and Florence Lakes

Huntington Lake
  
Boulders and meadow near Mono Hot Springs Resort    San Joaquin River at Mono Hot Springs Resort A peaceful pool on the San Joaquin

Boulders and meadow near Mono Hot Springs Resort

San Joaquin River at Mono Hot Springs Resort A peaceful pool on the San Joaquin
  
The Silver Divide
The Silver Divide
  
Panoramic view of meadow east of Kaiser Pass
Panoramic view of meadow east of Kaiser Pass
  
Keeping cool Boulders and Jeffrey Pines A late, lamented Jeffrey
Keeping cool Boulders and Jeffrey Pines A late, lamented Jeffrey
  
My truck on the narrow Kaiser Pass Road Nature's landscaping The Dusy-Ershim 4-wheel drive road - the most difficult in the country

The narrow road to Kaiser Pass

Nature's landscaping The Dusy-Ershim 4-wheel drive road - the most difficult in the country
  
   Mt. Ritter from the Ducy-Ershim Trail   
   Mt. Ritter from the Ducy-Ershim Trail   
     
Panorama of the Ritter Range
Panorama of the Ritter Range
   
The Ritter Range, with the Minarets marked by the sharp peak just right of center
A better view of the Ritter Range, with the Minarets marked by the sharp peak just right of center
    
Balanced rock at White Bark Vista
Balanced rock at White Bark Vista
  
The Silver Divide from White Bark Vista
The Silver Divide from White Bark Vista
  
Huntington Lake from Dusy-Ershim Trail near White Bark Vista
Huntington Lake from Dusy-Ershim Trail near White Bark Vista
  
A wonderful rock pile Sandy and Teri out on the edge Boys being boys
  
Sculpted granite on the Dusy-Ershim Trail Cascade on Rancheria Creek above Huntington Lake Sailboat racing on Huntington Lake
Sculpted granite on the Dusy-Ershim Trail Cascade on Rancheria Creek above Huntington Lake Sailboat racing on Huntington Lake

   

Rugged little dome below Shaver Lake Dam The creek beside the dome Rancheria Falls across the canyon from Kaiser Pass Road

Rugged little dome below Shaver Lake Dam

The creek beside the dome Rancheria Falls across the canyon from Kaiser Pass Road
  
A view of the Goddard Divide from above Kaiser Pass We called this rock above Kasier Pass Potato Rock Dogtooth Peak in the Dinkey Lakes wilderness, from above Kaiser Pass
A view of the Goddard Divide from above Kaiser Pass We called this rock above Kaiser Pass Potato Rock

Dogtooth Peak in the Dinkey Lakes wilderness, from above Kaiser Pass

     
Big Creek above Huntington Lake, living up to its name Looking downstream Rancheria Creek near Huntington Lake
    
Parts of the Goddard and LeConte Divide; Goddard is the large dark mountain toward the left
    
Mt. Goddard, seen from above Kaiser Pass The "Overhanging Rock" at White Bark Vista above Kaiser Pass
 
Dinkey Creek - Wishon - Courtright Area
Sunset from Stargazer Rock Rock Creek Lake Wishon
Sunset from
Stargazer Rock
Rock Creek Lake Wishon
   
Courtright Reservoir Glacial erratics near Courtright Reservoir Another view of the boulders and glacier polish
Courtright Reservoir Glacial erratics near Courtright Reservoir

Another view of the boulders and glacier polish

LeConte Divide from Courtright Juniper on the Courtright Trail Pond on old Wishon Road
LeConte Divide from Courtright Juniper on the Courtright Trail Pond on old Wishon Road
Shaver Lake Big rock eats little rock Minarets from the east
Shaver Lake Big rock eats little rock Minarets from the east
   
Dinkey Creek Mill (ceased operations about 1975) Dinkey Creek Mill Dinkey Creek Mill
Dinkey Creek Mill (ceased operations about 1975)
   
Dinkey Creek Mill Waterfall on Rock Creek
Trash burner at the mill Dinkey Creek Drainage Waterfall on Rock Creek
   
Rock Creek Another Rock Creek waterfall Hell for Sure Lake & Devil's Punch Bowl from Hell for Sure Pass
Rock Creek Another Rock Creek waterfall Hell for Sure Lake & Devil's Punch Bowl from Hell for Sure Pass
   
Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek Sunset colors over Kings Canyon
Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek Another close-up Sunset colors over Kings Canyon
  
Cabin in Statum Meadow The road from Balch Camp to Black Rock Reservoir, canyon of the North Fork, Kings River Waterfall by the road above Black Rock
Cabin in Statum Meadow The road from Balch Camp to Black Rock Reservoir, canyon of the North Fork, Kings River Waterfall by the road above Black Rock
Falls on Rancheria Creek, North Fork canyon Mini water fall on Rock Creek Intense shades of green by Rock Creek

Falls on Rancheria Creek, North Fork canyon

Mini water fall on Rock Creek Intense shades of green by Rock Creek
Natural landscaping near Stargazer Rock (Bald Mountain Base Camp) View along the route to Neely Dome above Rock Creek Rock Creek
Natural landscaping near Stargazer Rock (Bald Mountain Base Camp) View along the route to Neely Dome above Rock Creek Rock Creek 2011
Split rock near Bald Mountain Bald Mountain from Dinkey Creek Road Snow along the Dinkey Creek Road December 2014
Split rock near Bald Mountain Bald Mountain from Dinkey Creek Road Snow along the Dinkey Creek Road December 2014
    
More snow Shaded tree keeps its snow blanket after the storm is over Constant Dome, near Courtright Reservoir
More snow Shaded tree keeps its snow blanket after the storm is over Constant Dome, near Courtright Reservoir
   
The LeConte Divide
The LeConte Divide, separating the San Joaquin and Kings River drainages
     
Courtright Reservoir, land of many domes
Courtright Reservoir, land of many domes
Helms Creek Canyon Courtright Reservoir Domes to the east of the lake
Helms Creek Canyon Courtright Reservoir Domes to the east of the lake
   
Giant granite slab on Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Reservoir Dark rock intrusion with a slight "flaw" Above Courtright Dam
Giant granite slab on Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Reservoir Dark rock intrusion with a slight "flaw" Above Courtright Dam
  
Mystery Lake, Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Meadow with small pond adjacent to the lake Wrinkled rocks near the trailhead
Mystery Lake, Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

Meadow with small pond adjacent to the lake

Wrinkled rocks near the Dinkey Lakes trailhead

  
Another look at Mystery Lake Meadow on the trail from Courtright Reservoir Dome between trail and lake rises above glacial erratics
Another look at Mystery Lake Meadow on the trail from Courtright Reservoir Dome between trail and lake rises above glacial erratics
   
Maxson Dome north of the lake Older rock embedded in the granite at the Courtright geological exhibit area An amazing natural sculpture - only the feet were added by humans
Maxson Dome north of the lake Older rock embedded in the granite at the Courtright geological exhibit area

An amazing natural sculpture - only the feet were added by humans

  
Double domes east of Maxson Trailhead
Double domes east of Maxson Trailhead
   
Where people have rearranged nature
Where people have rearranged nature
 
Sunrise on Sandy's Dome at Courtright This jagged boulder must have fallen from the dome above Failing to climb this feature, I named it Hopeless Dome
Sunrise on Sandy's Dome at Courtright This jagged boulder must have fallen from the dome above Failing to climb this feature, I named it Hopeless Dome
  
This rock pile on the way up Hopeless Dome proved too much for me Double Dome with Hopeless Dome in front Double Dome from the north
This rock pile on the way up Hopeless Dome proved too much for me

Double Dome with Hopeless Dome in front

Double Dome from the north
   
More boulders along the Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Layered rock cliffs above the road to the Dusy-Ershim Trailhead A few of the domes above Courtright Reservoir
More boulders along the Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Layered rock cliffs above the road to the Dusy-Ershim Trailhead A few of the domes above Courtright Reservoir
    
Colorful twisted rock above Bear Creek off McKinley Grove Road 1 Colorful twisted rock above Bear Creek off McKinley Grove Road 2 Colorful twisted rock above Bear Creek off McKinley Grove Road 3
Colorful twisted rock above Bear Creek off McKinley Grove Road
   
Bear Creek, off the McKinley Grove Road Glacial polish shines in the sun on granite slope near Courtright Late summer near Courtright
Bear Creek, off the McKinley Grove Road Glacial polish shines in the sun on granite slope near Courtright Late summer near Courtright
  
All the dirt roads and back roads near Dinkey Creek

Juniper and domes east of Courtright Reservoir

All the dirt roads and back roads near Dinkey Creek Rock formation by Road 9S02, south of Rock Creek Road
   
Potholes in rock by Road 9S02 Rock formation near Road 9S02 Rock ridge topped by a series of rounded boulders
    
Light granite with a circle of black granite surrounding a quartz intrusion Centuries of water running off this big rock have created these grooves
 
Yosemite Region
Classic view of Yosemite Valley from Wawona Tunnel El Capitan Half Dome
Classic view of Yosemite Valley from Wawona Tunnel El Capitan Half Dome
  
Vernal and Nevada Falls from Glacier Point Half Dome from Washburn Point
Vernal and Nevada Falls from Glacier Point Bridalveil Falls Half Dome from Washburn Point
  
North Dome and Basket Dome from Glacier Point Half Dome Close up Another view of Vernal and Nevada Falls
North Dome and Basket Dome from Glacier Point Half Dome Close up Another view of Vernal and Nevada Falls
  
Mist Trail, base of Vernal Falls Bridalveil Falls, Spring 2006 Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006
Mist Trail, base of Vernal Falls Bridalveil Falls, Spring 2006 Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006
  
Yosemite high country from Highway 140 west of Mariposa Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006 Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006
Yosemite high country from Highway 140 west of Mariposa Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006 A closer view
   
Another view from Wawona Tunnel Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Cathedral Rock
Another view from Wawona Tunnel Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Cathedral Rock (photo by Tim Liddle)
  
Cathedral Spires Cathedral Peak near Tuolumne Meadows A closer view of Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Spires (Tim Liddle) Cathedral Peak near Tuolumne Meadows A closer view of Cathedral Peak
   
Matthes Crest Lower Cathedral Lake Upper Cathedral Lake
Matthes Crest Lower Cathedral Lake Upper Cathedral Lake
  
Cathedral Lakes from halfway up Cathedral Peak Echo Peaks and the Clark Range Mt. Conness, Tuolumne Meadows and Tuolumne River below
Cathedral Lakes from halfway up Cathedral Peak Echo Peaks and the Clark Range Mt. Conness, Tuolumne Meadows and Tuolumne River below
  
The western spire of Cathedral Peak Crevasse at Taft Point Scott & Tim on the edge
The western spire of Cathedral Peak Crevasse at Taft Point Scott & Tim on the edge
  
Daredevils Yosemite Falls, June 2011 Chilnualna Creek near Wawona
Daredevils Yosemite Falls, June 2011 Chilnualna Creek near Wawona
   
Overhang at the top of Half Dome Tenaya Lake Cloud's Rest
Overhang at the top of Half Dome (Rom Reed photo) Tenaya Lake Cloud's Rest
      
How the mountains crumble Exfoliation - how domes are formed The dramatic overhang of Taft Point, looking north
How the mountains crumble

Exfoliation - how domes are formed

The dramatic overhang of Taft Point, looking north

   
Hikers by the big fissure at Taft Point Neatly piled rocks east of Taft Point Ridge where Tim and Scott crawled out in 1982
Hikers by the big fissure at Taft Point

Neatly piled rocks east of Taft Point

Ridge where Tim and Scott crawled out in 1982

      
Half Dome from Olmstead Point on the Tioga Pass Road
Half Dome from Olmstead Point on the Tioga Pass Road
  
Mt. Clark on the left, Starr-King on the right
Mt. Clark on the left, Starr-King on the right
High Sierra panorama
High Sierra panorama
A very scenic ridge east of the point Taft Point from the west side Mt. Clark
   

A very scenic ridge east of Taft Point 

Taft Point from the west side Mt. Clark
      
Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Creek near the trail Wawona Meadow
Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Creek near the trail Wawona Meadow
    
Another view of the meadow Boulder perched above the road above Wawona Tunnel Yosemite Falls with lots of water in June 2016
Another view of the meadow Boulder perched above the road above Wawona Tunnel

Yosemite Falls with lots of water in June 2016

    
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Bridaleveil Falls at its beautiful best Sun reflects off the mist blown away from the top of the falls
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Bridalveil Falls at its beautiful best

Sun reflects off the mist blown away from the top of the falls
    
Water just above the Wawona Swinging Bridge, July 2017
 
Kings River Area
Tehipite Dome Sphinx Crest above Kings Canyon Tehipite Dome from south
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 Kings River
Tehipite Valley (Kings River, middle fork) Hume Lake, Sequoia National Forest  Granite Lake, on the divide between north and middle Kings River
   
Looking north from Granite Pass Snow all over, near Kings Canyon Park Water Lily Pond, Old Wishon Road
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

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
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
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
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 Monarch Divide and Wren Peak, between the middle and south forks of the Kings River
 
The Kings River with the little beach from Trimmer Springs Road Pine Flat Lake, still with plenty of water in late summer 2017 (by W. Thiessen)
 
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Orange Grove in a little valley next to Highway 180, outside the park A mass of live oak trees, near 180 on the grade into Kings Canyon The Kings River near Horseshoe Bend
Orange Grove in a little valley next to Highway 180, outside the park A mass of live oak trees, near 180 on the grade into Kings Canyon  The Kings River near Horseshoe Bend
Marble Mountain is the backdrop for this study in color and texture Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park, near Cedar Grove Roaring River, above the falls, Kings Canyon National Park
Marble Mountain is the backdrop for this study in color and texture Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park, near Cedar Grove

Roaring River, above the falls, Kings Canyon National Park

Black oaks are changing color against an evergreen backdrop Big stumps dot the Converse Basin, where thousands of redwoods were felled in the early 20th Century Much of the wood from the trees went unused, and the company never made a profit
Black oaks are changing color against an evergreen backdrop Big stumps dot the Converse Basin, where thousands of redwoods were felled in the early 20th Century Much of the wood from the trees went unused, and the company never made a profit
Hume Lake and the High Sierra from Panorama Point near Grant Grove The General Grant, the Nation's Christmas Tree Redwoods dominate in Grant Grove
Hume Lake and the High Sierra from Panorama Point near Grant Grove The General Grant, the Nation's Christmas Tree Redwoods dominate in Grant Grove
Mist drifts over the mountains following and evening storm Steps lead up to the top of the Mark Twain Tree stump The tree was cut down in the 1800s to be exhibited in the east
Mist drifts over the mountains following an evening storm Steps lead up to the top of the Mark Twain Tree stump The tree was cut down in the 1800s to be exhibited in the east
Powerful rapids in MIddle Fork of Kings River, a few miles upstream from Tehipite Valley Pine needles decorate a granite cliff along the High Sierra Trail Log Meadow, Sequoia Park
Powerful rapids in MIddle Fork of Kings River, a few miles upstream from Tehipite Valley Pine needles decorate a granite cliff along the High Sierra Trail Log Meadow, Sequoia Park
  
Closer view of Log Meadow Mountains above Wolverton/Lodgepole area Peaks in Sequoia Natinal Park
Closer view of Log Meadow

Mountains above Wolverton/Lodgepole area

Peaks in Sequoia Natinal Park
  
Buck Rock, Sequoia National Forest, with fire lookout on top Looking southeast from the top of Buena Vista Peak Kings Canyon and the rugged peaks above it
Buck Rock, Sequoia National Forest, with fire lookout on top Looking southeast from the top of Buena Vista Peak Kings Canyon and the rugged peaks above it 
  
Snow along the Buena Vista Trail, November 2013 Kings Canyon and peaks with a little more snow Big Baldy from the top of Buena Vista Peak
Snow along the Buena Vista Trail, November 2013

Kings Canyon and peaks with a little more snow

Big Baldy from the top of Buena Vista Peak

  
Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park Dogwoods and sequoia in Giant Forest The Great Western Divide from the start of the Moro Rock Trail

Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park

Dogwoods and sequoia in Giant Forest

The Great Western Divide from the start of the Moro Rock Trail

   
Great Western Divide in Sequoia National Park from Shaw and Leonard east of Clovis
Great Western Divide in Sequoia National Park from Shaw and Leonard east of Clovis
    
Great Western Divide Cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley The Watchtower on the south side of Tokopah Valley
Great Western Divide Cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley The Watchtower on the south side of Tokopah Valley
View of the Watchtower from Tokopah Falls
View of the Watchtower from Tokopah Falls
  
Cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley
More cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley
  
Hume Lake, just outside Kings Canyon National Park The grassy shoreline, with brown evergreens A quiet cove filled with cattails
Hume Lake, just outside Kings Canyon National Park The grassy shoreline, with brown evergreens A quiet cove filled with cattails
High Sierra peaks from Kings Canyon Overlook Looking down the Kaweah River from the Tokopa Falls Trailhead at Lodgepole Snow on the rocky canyon wall near Tokopah Falls
   
Tokopah Falls and the snow beside it A little "side falls' next to Tokopah The Watchman in above Tokopah Valley
   
Big snow cone along the Kaweah Marble Fork East section of Patterson Bluff above the North Fork of the Kings Downstream from Black Rock Reservoir the North Fork is all white water 
    
Buena Vista Peak in Kings Canyon National Park View from the top of the peak Rock on a pedestal, Buena Vista Trail
   
Cliffs above Kings River near Convict Flat View up Kings Canyon from Don Cecil Trail A breathtaking ride - Highway 180 approaching Kings River
  
Buck Rock, east of the General's Highway
 
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 San Joaquin River
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
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
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
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
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
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 river trail Pincushion Peak, Fresno County Blackhawk Mountain (center right)
Nuts found along the river trail Table top peak, Fresno County

Blackhawk Mountain (center right)

  
Falls on Willow Creek Rock Creek near the High Sierra Scenic Bypass Pool on Rock Creek
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

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
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
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
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
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
Mountains south and east of Oakhurst
  
Snow covers the trees northeast 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
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 Bridgfe over the South Fork of the Merced near Wawona
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
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

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
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
  
Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra from Sage Hen Summit Tufa tower at Mono Lake Mt. Whitney, highest point in the lower 48
Eastern Sierra from Sage Hen Summit Tufa tower at Mono Lake (photo by Tim Liddle) Mt. Whitney, highest point in the lower 48
  
An ancient bristlecone pine adapts to harsh conditions In the Alabama Hills Boulders with Mt. Whitney beyond
An ancient bristlecone pine adapts to harsh conditions In the Alabama Hills, between US 395 and the Sierra Boulders with Mt. Whitney beyond
  
View from another angle Looking through the arch at Mt. Whitney Windows in the rock
Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills

Looking through the arch at Mt. Whitney

Windows in the rock
  
The work of water and wind More striking rock formations Another view of Whitney
The work of water and wind More striking rock formations Another view of Whitney
  
The road to Whitney Portal Getting close! Icicles decorate the creek
The road from Lone Pine  to Whitney Portal A close look at Mt. Whitney Icicles decorate the creek at Whitney Portal
  
A laslt look at Mt. Whitney from our RV park High desert terrain with the high Sierra in the background Colorful and twisted rock formation near Hot Creek
A look at Mt. Whitney from south of Lone Pine High desert terrain with the high Sierra in the background Colorful and twisted rock formation near Hot Creek
  
Panoramic view of Alabama Hills formations
Panoramic view of Alabama Hills formations
Rock near Hot Creek, shaped by volcanic action More Hot Creek rock formations View of the Sierra from Hot Creek
Rock near Hot Creek, shaped by volcanic action More Hot Creek rock formations View of the Sierra from Hot Creek
  
Another Sierra View Storm above June Lake Multi-colored obsidian boulders at Obsidian Dome
Another Sierra View Storm above June Lake Multi-colored obsidian boulders at Obsidian Dome
On top of the dome Obsidian boulder at Obsidian Dome On top of Obsidian Dome
On top of the dome Obsidian boulder at Obsidian Dome On top of Obsidian Dome
  
On top of the dome - possiblyu an ancient steam vent Sierra View from Obsidian Dome Jumbled rock on Panum Crater south of Mono Lake
On top of the dome - possibly an ancient steam vent

Sierra View from Obsidian Dome

Jumbled rock on Panum Crater south of Mono Lake
  
Panoramic view of the Minarets from Mammoth Mountain
Panoramic view of the Minarets from Mammoth Mountain

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