Mountaineer/photographer Cory Freeman reports that fall has come to the eastern Sierra, a week or two early. Wish we could say the same in SoCal.
…is a beautiful thing in the Eastern Sierra. From reporter Mark Grossi's photostream.
John Muir wrote poetry almost unconsciously. Or so it seems. For him metaphors — such as the idea of a land of clouds — were embedded in his thinking from his early days, and evolved easily into poems (though they're easier to see with a few line breaks). Here's an entry in his journal fromContinue reading “Indian summer snowfall in the Sierra: John Muir”
A lovely set of photographs of the great park, from LA Timesman Mark Boster. In this one, on the cover of the Travel section yesterday, he features the park's best-known tree, a giant elm, in full fall color. Makes me think: What am I doing at home, when I could be seeing this?
A week ago yesterday, it was 96 degrees in Yosemite Valley. Yesterday it snowed — pretty hard — forcing the closure of the road to Glacier Point, and forcing me to walk up from the valley. But the beauty of the snow was a fine compensation, as Emerson would say…here's Sentinel Rock, from the so-calledContinue reading “First Snow in Yosemite (fall of 2009)”