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A few more images from the eastern Sierras.

There’s nothing like the feeling of being out looking up at the stars, especially in a dark sky place. The first photo is from the campground but for the rest I drove out away from most people. The yellow glow is most likely the bright lights of Las Vegas.

The light at the ends of the day is the very best. A person needs to walk at dusk and get up before the sun rises. We walked every evening amidst the rock formations and Mary and I got up at 4:30 am twice to capture sunrise on the snow-capped Sierras including Mt Whitney. It was magical. Except for that morning when the wind howled and we could not feel our fingers before the sun finally arrived! Still, the scenes before us were breathtaking.

I was concerned that the rough rock and granite sand would be hard on the dogs’ feet but none of them had any trouble with it. And none of them had any run-ins with cactus needles! Willow and Juniper were fairly unseparable. Except when Willow found a ball and was not going to share it with anyone. She had great fun with it that evening and insisted on taking it in the car. We made one attempt at getting a four dog snapshot but it was not to be. Sky is the only that understands the concept of sitting for the camera. Willow will hold for a couple seconds but that’s it.

The girls and I recently returned from a nearly three-week road trip to California, Nevada and Oregon. Our main destinations can be designated by the types of rock that dominated the landscape – granite, sandstone and basalt. This is the first part of the granite region.

We camped for a week on the edge of the eastern Sierra’s in the midst of all shapes of rocks with the snow-capped mountains as our constant backdrop. The views were never ending and always amazing. We met our friends from Montana there, including Willow’s half sister, Juniper (Junie). They were dubbed the botanical sisters and we soon learned that they were two peas in a pod, constantly playing and always looking for each other. They proved the old saying, a tired dog is a good dog. There will be pictures of them in a later post, although not too many. They were too fast.

There’s going to be an overload of posts coming from this area. It was my favorite and I look forward to seeing it again.

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