Mount Emerson at Night
Up near Piute Pass, I captured this shot just as the stars were starting to appear and the light from the sun was fading away.
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Sierra Sunrise Near Piute Pass
This unnamed lake in between Piute Pass and Upper Golden Trout Lake had a magnificent pre-dawn view of the Eastern Sierras.
While I was shooting this shot I had a short-tailed weasel come up and and start chirping at me.
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Tree Stump Detail #1
Taken in Evolution Meadow on the John Muir Trail
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Tree Stump Detail #2
Tree Stump Detail #3
Evolution Meadow Flora
Close up look of some of the ground cover at Evolution Meadow on the John Muir Trail
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Colby Meadow - Evolution Valley
A spectacular view of The Hermit and the pass that leads to Evolution Lake.
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Meadow Grass - Colby Meadow
Pre-dawn closeup taken in the Colby Meadow in the Evolution Valley just off the John Muir Trail
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Looking Out Over Evolution Valley
Taking in the view of the Evolution Valley as we were climbing out.
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We made a brief stop at Evolution Lake after we realized we weren't going to be able to camp here. A beautiful lake that I would love to visit again.
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Kodak Moment in Evolution Valley/Darwin's Table
A brief stop to take pictures as we climb out of Evolution Valley to Darwin's Table.
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Evolution Valley Panoramic
This shot was taken while hiking up to Darwin's Table. The peak in the middle of the pic is The Hermit, to the left side of the pic is the John Muir trail leading to Evolution Lake.
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A view from near the edge of Darwin's Table looking down into Evolution Valley.
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Darwin's Table Panoramic
Sprawling Granite roughly 2,000 feet above Evolution Valley.
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Did We Just Climb That?
A brief rest after a steep 50-foot scamper up a rock face at 11,000 feet altitude.
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Lucas Climbing Darwin's Table
Lucas almost reaching a brief rest atop Darwins Table.
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Andrew Looking Back at Evolution Valley
Andrew looking back at where we came from during a rest break on Darwin's table.
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Hiking Darwin's Table
A panoramic shot of my brother treking through Darwin's Table from Evolution Valley
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Getting Our Bearings at the Darwin Lakes
Andrew checking the map while waiting for the rest of us to catch up at the first Darwin Lake.
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First of four lakes we encountered in the Darwin's Table/ Darwin Peaks Region
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Dark Clouds Over Darwin's Table
These clouds produced nothing more than a drizzle but they sure looked gloomy.
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Sunset at Darwin Lakes
The fast moving clouds made for a very dramatic ever-changing sunset at Darwin Lakes/Darwin Peaks Region
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Darwin's Table Sunset
We were peppered with rain off and on all afternoon as the remnants of a summer storm broke up over the eastern part of Sierras at Darwin's Table on our last night before returning home.
I was hoping these clouds would turn into lenticular clouds but no such luck, it was still a spectacular light show at sunset.
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Mt. Darwin Panoramic
Climbing up to Lamarck Col around 13,000 feet up we were treated with this wonderful view of Mt. Darwin and Mt. Mendel. This was the highest point of our Evolution Valley trek.
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Shot near the Lamarck Col returning back to North Lake.
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Sierra Strata, Inyo National Forest
Descending from Lamarck Col back to North Lake we saw lots of lunar landscapes like this until we got back below the tree line.
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Grass Lake and the Owens Valley
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Taken at an unnamed lake near Piute Pass in the Inyo National Forest just out of Bishop, CA.
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