15 lbs of camera gear and a six pack of beer, minimum. The extra weight is absolutely mandatory ⛰🌲. 📷 by @jross_o
for RTP Co-op #RunThePixels
Gingerly traversing the icy edge on what's left of Mount Ritter's glacier near the end of a stellar day.
Worth every drop of sweat
JMT DAY 7 - DUCK LAKE AT SUNSET
Duck Lake at sunset
The day’s hike from Deer Creek to Duck Lake was not long but consisted of a stretch of long and gradual incline and a mile long steep incline of multiple switchbacks from Duck Lake Junction to the lake. The clouds hovering over us and sprinkling on us while going up worried us a bit, but they mostly stayed on the other side of the lake by the time when we were done setting up our camp.
The lake was simply beautiful. No wonder why it attracted quite a few day hikers over Mammoth Crest, aka Duck Lake Pass, from Mammoth Lakes. I had no idea how close the lake was from the town. Although it was never one of resupply options we considered, a hiker just returning from the town after resupply pickup shared some ideas.
The glow cast on the southeast ridge line was quite intense. And I thought to myself that it was worth every drop of sweat that I shed while going up the last mile from the junction. The winds that had been blowing pretty much all day were eventually dying down just in time for the sunset.
Wondered if they were the permanent residents of this lake when we saw a flock of six ducks earlier although none of them was around at sunset. Also wondered how the name of the lake came about.
Duck Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA
A weekend of sub-10 temperatures, altitude sickness, and endless ankle-breaking rock scrambles was all worth it for the clearest lakes, the most serene nature, and the laughter from “would you rather’s” #thousandislandlakes
Thousand Island Lakes, Ansel Adams Wilderness🌲backpacking trip with @staceysli @jboof
this past weekend.
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." ~Ansel Adams .
Heading out to Yosemite this weekend... So ready for these epic views!.
Was gonna play some fetch here but there were hunters everywhere. I’d rather not take that chance even if I was wearing bright clothes, Aluinn was not lol 🌲⛰
What an amazing weekend! I got the opportunity to knock off a destination from my backpacking bucket list and hike to Thousand Islands Lake in Ansel Adams Wilderness. Special thanks to @johnlin1214
for getting the permits and to @staceysli
for both braving the single digit temps in the mornings and the altitude sickness. Quick shoutout to my dog for waking up super early in the morning to want to pee. Your call from Mother Nature helped me experience a sunrise that I will forever cherish. Pictures will never do this place justice and I feel I can only share a small piece of what I experienced this past weekend. I definitely will be coming back here again.
High Sierra Symmetry
Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake
September 3, 2018
I'm a strong woman. I do not sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor let people mistreat me. I don't respond to people who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can't achieve. #fillyourselfup
Ready to be back on these trails...
The range of light putting on a show atop Donahue pass as we left Tuolumne meadows. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and much as I enjoyed this sunset