Cascade Cliffs in Yosemite Wilderness

Cascade Cliffs

A small yet popular slice of Yosemite wilderness. Below Clouds Rest with Little Yosemite Valley, Cascade Cliffs, Bunnel Point and Liberty Cap in the foreground. A well trodden place by people who have overnight permits to explore and experience Yosemite. The bottom most part of this photograph is Little Yosemite Valley with the Merced River […]

Marble Fork of the Kaweah River

Under Grey Skies

Even under grey skies, the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River gives a most beautiful view of natural order. After decay, forceful winds, raging storms, and harsh exposure, every element comes to settle in a most restful way. Where there is peace and perfect solitude, or where there is uncertainty and restoration. Where the heart […]

A Winter View from Cooks Meadow area.

Prominent Stature

To accompany Sentinel Dome about a mile away, Sentinel Rock prominently stands out for Yosemite visitors. A popular climbing spot with multiple routes. With its long history of stature, it is a feature and subject to many photographs over many years. It stands nearly vertical as a watchful presence. A fitting name for the rock-cliff […]

Storm Front

Storm Front

This photo captures the onset of a storm front coming in at about 8,000 feet or so. Below are the Western Sierra foothills. The jet stream from the Pacific Ocean brings storm clouds onto the Western face of the Sierra with some reach farther inland. With less obstruction to explain why there is much more […]

Follow the Shadow

Follow the Shadow

Up on the side of a mountain somewhere. So many times there is a trail that heads in a direction that winds through a descent. So many times the cross-country travel to navigate a shorter route turns into a full-on hand-over-hand scramble. Not so good when that happens because it can get tough to retrace […]

Remote Area of Giant Forest

Illuminate

The affect light has on color varies by its intensity. The surfaces and shapes of natural objects can give out shades of beauty that illuminate the soul. It often has much to do with being in the right place at the right time. Or by bearing the cost and risk to put oneself in a […]

Sequoia Collection

Beneath It All

The initial growth conditions of this forest group were just right to support the early development of these conifers. Sequoias are conifers because their cones bear seeds which in turn can generate new growth. For these living beings to continue their growth over such a large period of time really says quite a lot about […]

Tree Line

Sparse Desolation

Leaving treeline in the Eastern Sierra has a distinct atmospheric feel to it. Not just by the altitude and reduced available oxygen level, but by the exposure and sparse shade that becomes more apparent. Either miles from a trailhead, or right when starting out, the terrain and shape of the wilderness tells a story. About […]