Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

A Year of Photos – 2016

January 15, 2017 Usually these types of blog entries are done closer to the new year, but time got away from me a bit. I’ve also been busy working on my John Muir Trail book. It took me eleven months … Continue reading

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My Annual Tahoe Area Autumn Color Photo Safari

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October 2016 After missing the peak foliage season last year, I more than made up for it during my visit last Thursday and Friday. Up well before dawn and on the road with my large Peets coffee. I witnessed a … Continue reading

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A Year Half Full

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June 27, 2016 My how time flies when I have no John Muir Trail hike to plan for. In both 2014 and last year, as I tracked the months, days and minutes until I hit the trail, it seemed that … Continue reading

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Yosemite and the Sierra Foothills

March 25, 2016 I’m pretty sure I speak for many of my fellow naturalists and outdoorspeople when I say that while this season’s (yes, it is ongoing) rainfall and snowpack have been good, the much hyped and ballyhooed El Niño … Continue reading

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Death Valley in Winter – Landscapes, Stars & Flowers

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February 2016 It’s astounding that a landscape so forbidding and dangerous in the summer can, in early February, be so dramatically transformed and show its softer side. As a visitor, I greatly appreciated that the high temperatures for the two days … Continue reading

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Another ’25 Days’ Gallery from the John Muir Trail (Landscape Edition)

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December 8, 2015 Starting off with the gallery and a touch of narrative below. Happy Holidays. Christmastime and another great year (personally) winds down. I insert the parenthetical because I sometimes feel guilty to enjoy so many blessings against a … Continue reading

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Day 3 on the John Muir Trail (Sunrise Camp to Tuolumne Meadows)

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Note: for those who want to skip the Day 3 narrative and just look at the photos, feel free to scroll down to the gallery at the end of the post and click on the first photo to begin the slideshow. … Continue reading

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