Sunset over Desolation Valley
Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range basking in the last light of the day while Lake Aloha glows beneath them.
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Emerald Bay from the Bayview Trail
Taken from the first overlook before reaching Granite Lake
From Summer of 2016
From Summer of 2017
Clouds reflecting in Lake Aloha
Taken in August of 2017 from near Mosquito Pass. It was a hazy day due to fires and also some scattered showers, but the reflection on Lake Aloha was amazing. I can't remember the last time I saw it that full in August.
Flowers blooming along the trail to Ralston Peak
With Sierra at Tahoe and Kirkwood ski resorts off in the distance.
Sunset over camp at Rubicon Reservoir
Taken during a backpacking trip from Loon Lake to Rubicon Reservoir. This is a great early season trip for when the rest of Desolation Wilderness is still covered in snow.
The view from my tent
Taken at the southern end of Rubicon Reservoir in Desolation Wilderness. My tent is a Zpacks Duplex. I love how it's almost see through for a more open feeling.
Crag Lake after the storm
From Spring Photos
Crag Lake after the storm breaks
Camping at Crag Lake after a brief thunderstorm rolled through
Tyler Lake at sunset
Crag Lake- Vertical
The Crystal Range basking in the rising sun
With reflections in Lake Aloha. This photo was taken from near Jabu Lake.
A beautiful pond below Dick's Lake
In Desolation Wilderness
Crag Lake Reflections
Taken after a spring storm quickly passed through.
Jabu Lake at Sunset
Taken from the ridge between Jabu Lake and Lake Aloha in the Desolation Wilderness
Sunset over Fontanillis Lake
Taken from our camp near the southern end of the lake, right before you begin climbing over the ridge to Dick's Lake.
Lake Schmidell at sunrise
Taken from near our campsite, looking back up at the route down to the lake from the McConnell Trail.
Meeks Creek leaving Crag Lake
Taken just below the Meeks Creek Dam during a spring thunderstorm
Crag Lake- Vertical Textured
Jabu Lake at Sunrise
Rubicon River during spring runoff
Taken while fishing from where the Rubicon River enters Rubicon Lake, but the river was so big, it was more like an extension of the lake.
Eye On The Storm
Aaron watching the storm roll through and clear out.
A misty sunset at Rubicon Reservoir
Horsehshoe Lake, Silver Peak, Red Peak
Taken in the spring from the saddle between Horseshoe Lake and Lake Zitella
Rockbound Valley in the Spring snow
Hiking along the Rockbound Valley Trail towards Rockound Pass
Crag Lake- Black and White
Echo Lake (Upper and Lower)
Taken from the Pacific Crest Trail on the way to Lake Aloha
A Peaceful Pond
A dirty pond by day but turned into a gorgeous reflecting pool by sunset. This is up near Jabu Lake.
Lake Zitella in late spring
Taken from the ridge between Lake Zitella and Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake and Rockbound Pass
The view South from a ridge between Horseshoe Lake and Lake Zitella. The peaks just right of center are in the Rockbound Pass area and Rockbound Valley continues on the far left of the picture.
The Milky Way was super bright because of a new moon. A great night for wide open stargazing.
A meadow and stream near Lake Schmidell
This stream is the exit stream from Lake Schmidell and it flows into this beautiful meadow.
The perfect granite island just off shore in American Lake
Moonrise over Tyler Lake
A worn pack
My backpack and Pyramid Peak from my camp at American Lake
A late summer afternoon at Tyler Lake
Taken from Tyler Lake's West shore.
Sunrise over the Central Valley
Taken from our campsite at Tyler Lake
Sunrise over the hike to Island Lake
Taken on the ascent from Tyler Lake to the ridge seperating it and Island Lake
Light Always Shines Through
A gloomy stretch of trail through Rockbound Valley made much more enticing by the warm rays of light.
Taken in the morning from Tyler Lake in Desolation Wilderness
Lake Schmidell, The Crystal Range, and the McConnell Loop
As seen from the other side of Rockbound Valley, just below the Velmas.
Located off the beaten path in Desolation Wilderness. The mountain off in the distance is Heavenly Ski Resort.
Island Lake in late summer
Taken from the ridge between Tyler Lake and Island Lake. It's a pretty easy off-trail route as long as you have experience with cross country route finding.
Taken in the morning along the descent to Twin Lakes from Island Lake
The Upper Lake of the Twin Lakes
Outside of Wright's Lake sitting just below Mt. Price and the Crystal Range
Sunset over American Lake
Meeks Creek Trail looking towards Lake Tahoe