#listencarefully#mountainyellowleggedfrog#anseladamswilderness#goexplore#jmt2017 Day 4 of adventures from the John Muir Trail . If you listen you can hear the endangered Mountain Yellow Legged Frog . I was at about 10,000ft elevation and was astounded their were frogs this high up and with snow everywhere . The water temp no doubt was 40 F degrees or colder . Nature never ceases to amaze , intrigue and educate me . 🌍🌲🏔
Honestly, really looking forward to getting our "weekend warrior" lifestyle back... It's been such non-stop work lately. It's great, not complaining, in the long run its going to be so worth it. I just really miss the outdoors. This is a picture from our Mammoth Lakes trip. Our engagement trip ♥️💍 @heatheraharris looking forward to our next adventure!
Further into #Yosemite and you meet Bridalveil Falls - probably the best example of a glacial hanging valley. The weather was not the best for long distance views, but the rain adds atmosphere and force.
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One of my favorite things to do during the spring and summer months is to scout for wildflowers. I never leave the house without my flower falcon guide and try to always take a photograph of every new species I come across. Among my many favorites are the Alpine Lily, Large-Leaf Lupine and as seen here, Bigelow’s Sneezeweed. One day I plan to do a watercolor rendition of every Sierra wildflower that I have photographed 🌿
Now that spring has sprung, I am anxious to ramble about and enjoy all that is emerging from the earth! Who else is excited for wildflower season?! 🌸
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9/23/17 JMT Day 8
Top of Silver Pass 10,745'
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9/22/17 JMT Day 8
56 miles down, 165 to go.
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9/23/17 JMT Day 8
Ascending Silver Pass 10,912' after an early season storm blanketed us with 8" of snow.
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9/22/17 JMT Day 7
After a rest day in Mammoth to dey out our gear after an unusually early storm dumped 8" of snow on us we were back on the trail with full length gaiters and extra socks.
#johnmuirtrail Day Two: Thousand Island Lake to North side of Mt. Donahue. With the high snow levels of 2017, this day was a beast! I’m a word: Postholing. As we ascended towards Mt Donahue, there was snow everywhere! It was so beautiful to hike this portion of the JMT. I did it once before in 2013 and there was zero snow. This year the trail disappeared beneath a myriad of false trails, carved by those before us making their way to the summit. More than once we had to stop and break out the map navigate around huge ponds and overflowing streams, or to get back on the trail after trying to avoid midday mush or serious postholing. Day Two also brought us a nice meetup with an old friend - one I section hiked with several years earlier. He was realizing his dream of doing the entire JMT! We also had our most serious water crossings. We had two crossings approaching waist deep which were no joke. This year was my lightest pack weight ever, but when you’re waist deep in ice cold water every pound feels like the one which might sink you with a misstep. Thankfully, everyone navigated like a pro and aside from wet boots and socks, we made camp before dark with enough time to get dry and make a nice warm meal. #johnmuirtrail2017#ultralight#backpacking#mtdonahuepass#sunrise#postholing#fuji#fujixt1#astrophotography#milkyway#thesierras#thousandislandlake#bannerpeak#ritterrange#anseladamswilderness#pct#pacificcresttrail