The Coddiwomplers’ View
Images from my travels…click on blue links and photos for a more expansive view…
L’estate delle Montange
The winter of 2016/2017 brought an enormous amount of precipitation, including heavy snow accumulation in the High Sierra and mountains of California. Clearly, this was going to make for a spectacular 2017 Sierra Nevada Summer…and one I need to see.
Lassen Peak from Manzanita Lake. Made it up the back side, off-piste, up to 10,000′, 500′ from the top, and was turned back by a very steep, loose, sketchy snowfield the ran 1/2 mile and ended in a large pile of rocks. Next time!
Me and my FastPack…San Joaquin Mtn. (11,597′), Ansel Adams Wilderness
Brewers’s Lupines overlooking the Minarets, Ritter and Banner Mtns.
Western Buttercup; Ansel Adams Wilderness
From San Joaquin Mtn. (11,597′), Ansel Adams Wilderness. The view, from left-to-right Jon Muir Wilderness, Mammoth Mtn. Kings canyon NP, the Ritter Range (the Minarets, Ritter and Banner), Yosemite NP and Mono Lake. Behind me are the White Mtns. over Bishop, Ca, and the Great basin.
•Marin & Golden Gate Park: 12/31/2016
My favorite urban hike…images from 12 miles of glorious trail in Golden Gate Park…and a walk in Marin County, CA…
GG Park: Ocean Beach
Golden Gate Bridge & The City…sunrise…
GG Park: Botanical Garden
• Yosemite/Hoover Wilderness: October – 2016
Well worth enduring the bitter nighttime cold, this trip offered classic High Sierra views at every turn…and a reunion with dear mountain buddies…
Yosemite Wilderness: Matterhorn Canyon w/ Sawtooth Ridge on the approach to Mule Pass. Dave Post out on the yonder left
Hoover Wilderness: Tower Peak from Leavitt Meadows at the end of a long 22 mile day…followed by hot, cooked food in a Bridgeport restaurant!
• Habitat For Humanity – El Salvador: December – 2009
On location just outside of San Salvador, El Salvador with Sierra Nevada College and Habitat for Humanity. If you ever get the chance, just go do this…the memories and rewards are breathtaking…
The Sierra Nevada College Crew. A Habitat For Humanity/El Salvador crew came in before us for two weeks, and stacked the cinder block walls and put on the roof. Our crew, there for two weeks, as well, completed the finishes, including painting and tile (cleaning sand, mixing mortar and grout…all by hand), and wrapping-up the earth movement outside, clean-up, and misc. We walked away frem a really sweet 20’x30′ brand new home…and one very happy, smiling El Salvadoran family. If you ever get the chance…just go!
Our youngest helper…
Sifting dirty sand to make mortar and grout…slowly…3-4 yards of it…
• Tahoe Rim Trail – Lake Tahoe, CA/NV: September/2006
From the front door of my home in Incline Village, NV, all the way back to my front door, this 176 mile, 8 day trek was fantastic. As the Tahoe Rim Trail Assoc. says, this trips touts endless, spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding High Sierra…
Scott had recently been a voice actor in an NPR documentary about the Lewis & Clark Expedition…so that’s what we did…for 8 days!
North Lake Tahoe
Reno Rose Garden
One of my favorite spots in Reno is the Reno Rose Garden at Idlewild Park, along the Truckee River.