Eastern Sierra, Fall 2001

In September, 2001, my brother and I drove up to the Eastern Sierras for a couple of days of hiking and exploring. For the most part, we camped at Silver Lake in the June Lake loop for about 4 days. June Lake is a quiet little town in the Eastern Sierras. Side trips including driving up some 4×4 roads outside of mammoth, Mono lake, hiking in part of the Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Yosemite.

Yosemite is a magical place.One of the most photographed places on the planet and volumes have been written about this magical valley on the western side of the Sierra Mountains. The peak season for Yosemite Valley is generally considered to be late spring when the Sierra snow pack cause the infamous hanging valleys to explode in a torrent of water falls that defies true explanation. I found a certain elegance in the smaller waterfalls of late October that is atypical of most photography of this region. There is a timeless quality to this valley that allows one to become lost in the world that I can only dream of capturing and expressing on film.

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