Trailside Meadow in the Sierras

Trailside Meadow

Trailside Meadow on the way to Outpost Camp

I’ve been nominated by my friends, Kathy Bauman and Laura Better-Henry, to participate in a seven day nature photography challenge. I will post one nature video/photograph every day for seven days.

Day Two Above:  I took this shot on the Mt. Whitney trail on the way to Outpost Camp for a water break.

I had a great time hiking with my good friend Greg Jobe.  Here’s a decent shot of Greg cooking us some good eats!

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Well, I was having a great time until I was hit with altitude sickness at about 12,000 feet.  But, that is a story for another day.  What is ironic is that I started feeling really bad just about the time that our trail grub was ready.  See below…LOL

Dale at 12,000 feet I feel worse than I look

Dale at 12,000 feet I feel worse than I look

Other than getting sick…I had a great time hiking on the Mt. Whitney trail!  Let’s go back to a happier picture:

Trailside Meadow

Trailside Meadow

So, where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

Celebrating The Wilderness at Yosemite

  
On the anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, Dad and I were enjoying Yosemite National Park back in 2006.

   
 
What a great trip!  We explored all over the park.  One of my fondest memories was admiring the starry night up at Glacier Point.  I remember sitting with him and waiting for the space shuttle to fly over…setting up his telescope…the Milky Way…wow!

  
What a great man and Dad my Father was…

Although I miss him, I feel like he is with me whenever I am out hiking.

Where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill…with my Dad.

Photo 101 – A Pop of Color

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Photo 101 – A Pop of Color

A Pop of Color is easy on the hiking trails of Northern California.  Wildflowers…

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Or, berry flowers…

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Absolutely no artificial enhancement needed…

One funny thing that I noticed, all of the flowers are off center just a bit to the right.  I wonder if that is because I use my right eye when lining up the shot with my Nikon D40?

Taken on the trails of Coal Creek OSP and Russian Ridge OSP in the Santa Cruz Mountains just west of San Jose/Silicon Valley.

On to the next assignment!

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.