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Iced vegetation and winter views along East Grade Road, Palomar Mountain, California. December 2016.

Winter Views from Palomar Mountain

A winter scene from Palomar Mountain on Christmas Day. We drove around to play in the snow – just like everybody else… ūüėČ

Fall Colors at Dunderberg Meadows, Lee Vining, California, September 2016.

Leavitt/Sonora/Dunderberg (7 photos)

After the morning stop at Mono Lake we continued further north on Highway 395. We hiked a bit at Leavitt Meadows and then drove up Sonora Pass Road….

Tufa rocks reflecting in calm water at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Lee Vining, California, September 2016.

Morning at Mono Lake (3 photos)

We stopped at the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve on the sixth day of our Eastern Sierra Trip. The water was really calm that morning as the…

Fall color trees at sunset, Dunderberg Meadows near Conway Summit/Bridgeport, Mono County, California. September 2016.

Sunset at Dunderberg Meadows (3 photos)

The clouds that began to move in towards the end of our Red Cones hike looked promising so we went out for sunset. I had fond memories of…

Trees and Red Cones, Mammoth Lakes, California, September 2016.

Red Cones (5 photos)

The Red Cones are a volcanic landscape feature near Mammoth Lakes, more or less along the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trail. We hiked there from Horseshoe Lake…

The first angler paddles out on Lake Mamie on his small one-man float. Lake Mamie, Mammoth Lakes, California, September 2016.

Lake Mamie Morning (4 photos)

We stopped at Lake Mamie and the Twin Lakes Overlook in the morning before continuing to Horseshoe Lake and a hike to the Red Cones. The first Lake…

Path through fall-colored aspens at North Lake, Bishop, California, September 2016.

Fall Colors in Bishop Creek Canyon (21 photos)

We spent the day after our 20 Lakes Basin hike more leisurely, at Bishop Creek Canyon, where we encountered¬†plenty of fall colors. They¬†worked well with the bright and…

Glittering Water & North Peak, 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness, California, September 2016.

Back to 20 Lakes Basin (13 photos)

We finally returned to hike the beautiful 20 Lakes Basin again (we’ve been there before, in 2012).

Above Silver Lake along the Rush Creek Trail, June Lake, California, September 2016.

Rush Creek Trail (4 photos)

After our morning visit to McLeod Lake (previous post) we drove to June Lake in the afternoon, to see how the fall colors in this lovely area were…

Calm Morning at McLeod Lake, Mammoth Lakes, California, September 2016.

Morning at McLeod Lake (3 photos)

Our first excursion during our week in the Eastern Sierra was to McLeod Lake, which lies just 1 mile above Horseshoe Lake. The unusual elevation as well as…