Scenic Highway into the Sierras!
I love the Sierras. Every time I drive to the California coast (five times in my life now) I always stop for a hike in the Sierras. Here are a few of my favorite photos from Devil’s Postpile National Monument, the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, Yosemite National Park and the Forest of the Ancients. So much to see on this awesome Earth!
The Devil’s Postpile. A columnar basalt formation surrounded by Sierra granite!
Dogs atop the Devil’s Postpile. Notice the hexagons! The neighboring ridge in the background is granite.
Dogs on the JMT!
Pacific Crest Trail, eastern California
Yosemite Granite! God I love those mountains!
Find the Climbers! El Capitan,Yosemite National Park. Hint: there are 6. One is wearing red. (Click to enlarge)
Bristlecone Pine Tree. Forest of the Ancients, California
Two-headed dog overlooking Death Valley from the Forest of the Ancients
One of Earth’s most ancient creatures. Bristlecone pines in this grove have been measured at more than 4,000 years old. When these trees first sprouted there were 7 million people on Earth, written language was just being invented and agriculture was slowly spreading across the Middle East.
For more on the Yosemite Bobcat check out my previous (Freshly Pressed!) post: Crossing Paths, Bobcat! On to the California Coast!