The High Sierra

From the sights and the solitude to the perspective on everyday life, there is no experience quite like throwing everything I need for a few days on my back and heading into the mountains. These images are from backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Morning light at Second Lake. Big Pine Lakes Basin, John Muir Wilderness.
Pines surrounding First Lake glow in this image shot directly into the rising sun. Big Pine Lakes Basin, John Muir Wilderness.
The sun briefly peaks through the clouds, providing a little sunlight on the basin below North Peak. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
Sunset at Sailor Lake in the Sabrina Basin on a smoky evening. John Muir Wilderness.
Sunrise at Sailor Lake in the Sabrina Basin. John Muir Wilderness.
Sunrise on Picture Peak from a stream between Hungry Packer Lake and Sailor Lake. John Muir Wilderness.
A peaceful, colorful sunset after an afternoon of thunderstorms. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
The day's first light on three rocks. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
Illuminated Island. First light on Upper Young Lake in Yosemite.
A small pine and sunset reflections at Upper Young Lake in Yosemite.