Heart Lake cabin

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Heart Lake cabin

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How softly these rocks are adorned

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

How softly these rocks are adorned

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Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) was John Muir’s favorite…

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) was John Muir’s favorite flower. I came upon a small patch of them on a rocky outcrop on the trail to Heart Lake.

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Some photos I took in the last few days, most of which I spent…

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Some photos I took in the last few days, most of which I spent hiding from crowds near Mammoth Lakes.

That’s an old Jeffrey Pine and the last light on Bloody Mountain from when I was walking Rory last evening, and Rory himself having fun in Macleod Lake earlier that day. Then there’s an old, lightning-scarred lodgepole pine from the Heart Lake trail today. I really liked that tree.

The rest are flowers along the trail today: mariposa lily, larkspur, manzanita, scarlet gilia, Indian paintbrush, Western blue flax, and a not-quite-focused shot of some cute little blue jobs I have no idea about; maybe some kind of phlox?

The trail was almost empty because everyone was at the parade in town. Way to go, fellow humans.

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