These photos were taken using the Panasonic Lumix FZ30 digital camera and Hoya multi-coated circular polarizer between July 30 and August 12, 2006.
The Palisade Glaciers, Coyote Flat and Inyo Meadow Lupine, near Bishop, CA.
Lake Sabrina looking east to Owens Valley and the White Mountains.
Blue Lake and Thompson Ridge near Lake Sabrina.
Piute Crags, gateway to Piute Pass and Humphreys Basin, taken from across Lake Sabrina by the Panasonic TZ1.
Upper Tyee Lake from the Tyee Lakes Trail near South Lake.
Stream crossing and forest shadows along the Tyee Lakes trail.
Along the John Muir Trail with Upper Basin on the left and Cardinal Mtn at center, near Bench Lake, Kings Canyon National Park. This and the following 11 photos were taken during a 5-day solo backpack over Taboose Pass and into the remote Kings Canyon backcountry.
Unnamed lake just above Marjorie Lake on the John Muir Trail.
The view looking northwest towards Cirque Crest and blue-tinged Marjorie Lake just below Pinchot Pass.
Here's a 16:9-aspect ratio pic showing the broad expanse of Upper Basin leading up to the Palisades under the cloud on the right.
Early-morning hue with Arrow Peak casting its reflection on a lakelet near Bench Lake, off the John Muir Trail.
Arrow Peak and the same lakelet a few hours later in full sunlight. This was taken in the Panasonic FZ30's 16:9 wide-aspect ratio.
Upper Basin and a feeder stream of the Kings River on the trail to Taboose Pass.
On the Taboose Pass trail looking back southwest towards Arrow Peak and the ziggurat-shaped Pyramid Peak to the left of it, with the Kings River trench on the right.
The view down Taboose Canyon from Taboose Pass with the White Mtns, home to the Bristlecone Pines, on the other side of the Owens Valley.
Sierra Gold --- early-morning sun of the walls of Taboose Canyon.
The Owens Valley and White Mountains from Taboose Canyon trail.
The look up Taboose Canyon.
The view from Taboose Pass looking west.
Bear Creek Spire, taken on the trail to Hilton Lakes near Rock Creek Lake, eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, Sept 2008.