First Lake, in the Palisades region of the Eastern Sierras. Unedited shot.
at some point in the midst of a long, relentlessly uphill trail like this i always find myself questioning my own choices. my feet hurt. i’m so sweaty. why do i love this so much again? then i look up from my dusty boots and see a view like this and i’m just like, oh, yeah. duh. 🤷🏼♀️ the sierras never, ever disappoint 💯
“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” John Muir
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir
View from the top of Bishop Pass looking toward Dusy Basin.
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Volcanic crater next to Mono Lake. We climbed into the plug. Lots of black Obsidian glass attached to the rock and scattered throughout the plug. #easternsierras
"I pause, take a step back, record all the setbacks
My feet might fail me, my heart might ail me
The lies cant conceal me
The sun rise and the moon tides and the sky's gon' reveal me
My brain pours water out my tear ducts to heal me"
Every year after the burn we take highway 395 back to LA and I’m always amazed at how massive the eastern sierras look compared to the flat, bare desert. This time around we drove up Whitney Portal and I was able to admire them up close — it was a humbling experience ⛰
The older she gets the less she wanders. So on one hand I don’t have to worry about her taking off, on the other our years of climbing through the Sierra are growing short. Idk I guess that’s just having a husky for ya!
Every year I plan my Eastern Sierra trip in the fall which is always the best time , the crowds are gone , the weather is perfect , the aspen leaves are starting to turn , and there should be less wildfire smoke too. I use highway #395
as my base and ride as many passes as time allows . This year I spent more time exploring my favorite ghost town, Bodie but the highlight of my trip was visiting my family in Truckee, and seeing my wee granddaughter turn 10 months! Little Maggie Ann is a pistol and I love every minute enjoying her antics . Leaving my family there is never much fun , especially with the dreaded Interstates in front of me, so I pick my route carefully to stay up in the cool mountains ,ride the passes, enjoy the lakes and avoid the traffic if possible. It makes for a longer ride home, but as I never seem to want to leave the Sierra Nevadas,it works for me ! - Robb. #ducatimultistrada950 #easternsierras #bodieghosttown #vintagevehicles #patina #rustneversleeps #walkerburger #sierralakes #granddaughter #mototalbott #mototalbotthistory #avoidtheinterstate #clearwaterlights
framed / when your buddy walks into the shot but makes it better
Deeeep in the Sierras there exists a true Shangri La - rivers that run steady through the height of the dry season, hot springs overlooking the valley, and more wildflowers than you can count. You just have to work for it.
Sierra Nevadas, CA • September 2018
Out there exploring with my favorite person