Sunday, July 20, 2008

Night Hike in the Desert

Tonight I did a moonlight hike at Saddleback Butte State Park, in the desert about 20 miles east of Lancaster. I climbed the butte, in the background of this photo. Didn't see anybody else on the trail, but the view from the summit was fantastic. I watched the full moon rise, and took this photo on the hike back.

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 4th in the Sierras

I hiked for 4 days in the south Sierras with a buddy last weekend, and we even climbed a 14'er along the way. Visited Miter Basin on the backside (photo) which was spectacular, and then on Saturday climbed Mt Langley. Now much of the route above treeline on Mt Langley is across deep gravel, which makes for tough climbing, but the trip down is fun as you can bound down it with long strides like on sand dunes. Here's a video of highlights.