A stormy summer day at the 3rd Big Pine Lake
Located in the John Muir Wilderness
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Jeff and Ryan soaking up sunset at the 2nd Big Pine Lake
In the John Muir Wilderness
Summit Lake and the Palisade Crest
Ryan soaking up the Palisade Crest
Mt. Humphreys at sunset
Located in the John Muir Wilderness, near Lower Golden Trout Lake
From Summer of 2019
Summit Lake from Piute Pass
The sun setting over Humphrey's Basin
Near Lower Golden Trout Lake
Sunset over Humphrey's Basin
The Glacier Divide and Humphrey's Basin
The Glacier Divide
Taken just below Piute Pass near Summit Lake
Chicken Foot Lake and Morgan Pass
From Fall Photos
Looking over Chickenfoot Lake towards Mono Pass
Tree tunnel views along the Little Lakes Valley Trail
Ryan admiring the Mono Divide
A meadow on the way up Piute Pass
In John Muir Wilderness hiking from North Lake towards Piute Pass
Camp at Lower Golden Trout Lake
In the Humpreys Basin area of the John Muir Wilderness
Loch Leven Lake with Piute Pass in the distance
Looking down Piute Canyon towards the JMT Junction
South Lake looking up at Bishop Pass
In the Inyo National Forest
Piute Creek near Hutchison Meadow
Mt. Humphrey seen from near Lower Golden Trout Lake
One of the streams feeding Lower Golden Trout Lake in Humpreys Basin
Me on Piute Pass- 2019
Temple Crag and Second Lake in the afternoon
Second Lake is the second lake you'll encounter when hiking in along the North Fork of Big Pine Creek.
From Summer of 2017
Reflections in Sam Mack Meadow (Vertical)
Taken on the hike up to the Palisade Glacier
Two Eagles Peak
As seen from a meadow on the way up to the Palisade Glacier
Golden Lake as seen from Mono Pass
An alternate trail into Pioneer Basin and the Mono Creek drainage can be found by following the faint use trail that you can see in this picture. Just head North from the trail once you reach Mono Pas to the obvious cirque holding the lake.
From Spring Photos
Taking in the sunset over Pioneer Basin
My good friend Jeff, soaking in one of my all time favorite camping spots in the Sierras
Lake # 1 in Pioneer Basin with the Mono Divide in the distance
The last of the storm rolling through Fourth Recess Lake and Pioneer Basin
Jeff and Ryan fishing at 4th Recess Lake
A storm passing through Fourth Recess and Fourth Recess Lake
In the John Muir Wilderness and the Mono Divide
Crossing above Golden Lake
Taking the cross country route from Mono Pass the the Mono Creek Drainage by passing above Golden Creek to the headwaters of Mono Creek
Hiking in shorts, in the snow, in July, felt like a dream
A snowman was welcoming my friend Jeff and I to a snowy Mono Pass.
The trail over Mono Pass after an early July snowstorm
I've hiked this pass multiple times and this time was by far the most beautiful.
Jeff hiking into Ruby Lake
We had a nice surprise on the hike in... snow left over from a snowstorm earlier that morning.
First Lake, Second Lake and the rest of the Big Pine Creek Drainage
Taken while ascending to the Palisade Glacier from our camp between First and Second Lake
Looking acros Summit Lake at the Palisades
From left to right the peaks in the Palisades seen here are, Mt. Gayley, Mt. Sill, and North Palisade. The top of the Palisade Glacier can be seen below Mt. Sill and the North Palisade.
Looking at the Palisades from near Summit Lake
Taken along the Big Pine Creek Lakes Loop in the John Muir Wilderness.
First Lake, Second Lake, Temple Crag and the Palisades
Taken from the hike to Black Lake on the Big Pine Creek Lakes Loop.
Temple Crag reflecting in Second Lake at sunset
Looking down on Sam Mack Meadow
Taken along the hike to the Palisade Glacier. Sam Mack Meadow is one of the prettiest little meadows I've seen in the Sierras, made even more beautiful by the glacial stream running through the middle
The Palisade Crest reflecting in a pond in Sam Mack Meadow
Sam Mack Meadow
As seen from the trail to the Palisade Glacier up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek, CA. This picture is taken right when you crest the ridge into the meadow.
My friend Ryan, entering Sam Mack Meadown on the hike up to the Palisade Glacier.
The Palisade Glacier and the North Palisade
Pretty impressive for the largest glacier remaining in the Sierra Nevadas.