A crooked tree at Effie Yeaw
One of the many trees that has either been cut down or fallen down leaving a cool, crooked tree look.
Hiking the Meadow Trail at Effie Yeah Nature Preserve
The Woodland Trail
In Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
Hiking along the river in Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
One of the entrances to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
Entering from near the river and Ancil Hoffman Park.
Easter Breakfast in the Meadow
Turkey and Deer having breakfast on Easter in the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
A bench along the Woodward Trail
In the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
Downed Trees in Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
The American River from along the Riverview Trail
Located in Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
I was interupting this deer's breakfast, but he didnt' seem to care. He kept eating right after looking up and posing for me.
Spring along the American River
From between Hazel and Sunrise
An Egret enjoying the spring runoff
There's always enough room for sunbathing
Especially after a long hard storm. I love hiking the mornings following a nice storm. It seems like all of nature loves getting out to get some rays of sun.
The view of the Mono Divide and the Third Recess from this spot in Pioneer Basin is one of the best vantage points in the entire Sierra Nevada
180 Panorama from near camp (part 2)
360 Panorama from near camp
180 Panorama from near camp (part 1)
Lupine in bloom
Lupine blooing near our camp in Pioneer Basin
Hanging out near camp in Pioneer Basin
Lakes 1 and 2 in Pioneer Basin
Looking back at the Third and Fourth Recesses.
Fishing Fourth Recess
Fishing at Fourth Recess Lake, one of my favorite lakes ever.
Chilling at Mono Pass
A snow rimmed Summit Lake sits just below the pass. This pass
A barren trail...
Heading up Mono Pass from the Mosquito Creek Trailhead. This is one of those sections where you feel like you're in the High Sierra, especially with the added summer snow.
Ascending Mono Pass
Nothing like some light snowfall to make a hike even that much more beautiful.
Ruby Lake at sunset
After a cloudy, rainy day a break in the clouds made for an incredible evening.
A break in the weather
After a cloudy, rainy day a break in the clouds made for an incredible afternoon/evening.
Nothing like a summer snow storm...
Hiking to Ruby Lake from Mono Pass after an early Summer snow storm
Light Always Shines Through
A gloomy stretch of trail through Rockbound Valley made much more enticing by the warm rays of light.
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.
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.