Sometimes setting off from the beaten path is the way to go. Even with the risks that come with that, there is something within that pulls you to look further into what you see in the distance. With confidence about the way back, a new discovery becomes much better rewarded and appreciated. As temporary as […]
Lukens Lake in Yosemite is a tucked away hidden body of water that is a pleasure to visit after a short hike from the trailhead. A forested perimeter around the circumference of the lake gave the place a familiar character. Much the same as many lakes throughout Yosemite and Sierra. Leading up to the lake […]
Sometimes there are much higher hardships and costs to get to places that are much more remote. Yet once there, the reward makes it all entirely worth while. The abundance of wilderness features both near and far really brings out a deeper awareness of life. In the words of John Muir, “Everybody needs beauty as […]
When a tree is felled, that is when a regeneration process of sorts begin. As trees fall into decay from exposure, the weather and wildlife, they become a source of shelter and food for wilderness creatures. Pine needles and duff become bedding for deer and bear. They become the material birds to use among their […]
On a Summer afternoon heading down into the canyon, you often come upon fantastic views. The contour of the terrain, the color and range of flora comes into full display. The closer to the Fall season you are, the more likely you’re able to a greater variety of color both at a distance and up […]
Remember when such a bush spoke to us. Directly and indirectly. It’s message (Gen 3:2-3) was explicit and implicit by what it said and did. A blaze metaphorical or otherwise to symbolize an intensity and state entirely dangerous and in demand of our attention. A command of authority by its beauty and behavior.
A squared and up the center image of Tenaya Lake and its surrounding domes. A mid day photograph to reveal the character of the area. Between Tuolumne and Yosemite Valley, this lake is a popular destination for families for day use. The mid shoulder up to the right is the route up Sunrise and to […]