Posted in February 2012

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10


Eastern Sierra: Day 10 – The End …for now (or, Cheeseburgers) Day 10 brought the promise of: all downhill; a Quarter Pounder w cheese, McDee’s fries, cheeseburgers and a large Coke; no more using a shovel…and a shower! At the thought of this, the six year old immediately went to work on mountain-guy…and mountain-guy’s  only … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9


Eastern Sierra: Day 9 – Upper Pine Lake I woke up feeling like a six year old that has just been informed he has five minutes left to play on his favorite ride… Today was the last full day and night I would spend in the wilderness. There was some distance to cover today, with … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8


Eastern Sierra: Day 8 – Down I woke up, and Tomorrow-Guy was nowhere to be found. It was about 7:30 and I mixed some Tang and poked my head out of the tent, then climbed the rest of the way out. It was still cold, but there was no wind to speak of. The sun … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7


Eastern Sierra: Day 7 – Purple Mountains Majesty As a kid, and as an adult, I had often wondered what the phrase, Purple Mountains Majesty meant. I had found pictures of purple mountains on the net, and remember thinking to myself, okay…purple mountains… I could never get the majesty part from looking at the pictures. … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6


Before I get started with Day 6, I’d like to thank everyone that has been following this story and checking out my other posts. I’m new to the blog world and was really surprised that so many people found my blog so quickly. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to keep putting out … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 5

Eastern Sierra: Pt 5


Eastern Sierra: Day 5 – Piute Pass / Mt Humphreys I love Tang! For some reason, I have never been able to eat, first thing in the morning, and it’s even worse out here… well…unless it was my Mom’s Sunday morning breakfast when I was a kid…I never had a problem with that. After I’ve … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 4

Eastern Sierra: Pt 4


Eastern Sierra: Day 4 – Piute Lake I woke on day 4 knowing it would be an easy day! The hike to Piute Lake was only about a mile or so and was no trouble at all. I wasn’t in any hurry to take off and hung out at Loch Leven until almost noon. Leaving … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 3

Eastern Sierra: Pt 3


Eastern Sierra: Day 3 – Loch Leven I woke up on day three expecting to be in pain from the day before, but to my surprise, I felt fine…I felt great, actually! I got up and started to break camp. I took the tent apart and laid it out across one half of the bear … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 2

Eastern Sierra: Pt 2


Eastern Sierra: Day 2 – Grass Lake I woke up about 7am to cold, crisp air and birds chirping and singing; I could hear squirrels scurrying through the leaves on the ground, and I could hear their claws on the bark as they ran through the trees. I lay there for a while listening, thinking … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 1

Eastern Sierra: Pt 1


Since I don’t have another photo trip planned until around mid March, 2012, I thought I’d share a fairly recent trip into the Eastern Sierra with you. This was to be a ten day, solo outing, based from Bishop, CA. The plan was to leave San Diego about 2am and get to Bishop around 8am. … Continue reading