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At The End Of The Storm

It was a rainy walk and everyone I met on the trail was euphoric. There isn't much else like being out in the rain, dogs drenched, creeks rushing, fallen boulders and trees almost, but not quite, blocking the way. Excitement!

Mission Creek on Tunnel Trail, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

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Water! It's Really Quite Astounding Considering The Severe Drought We've Been In

The water is beautiful. The sound is beautiful. The colors are beautiful. The foam is beautiful. The crazy fallen branches and trees are beautiful. The adventure of walking in it is beautiful. The mud is..... less beautiful but not really all that bad, if you have just the right pair of purple boots.

Rattlesnake Creek

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Oh Them Purple Boots Again
 
Standing in the creek on Rattlesnake Trail. It's full to the brim and rushing like crazy.

The trail was muddy and deep with mud in some places. This shot is after one of my feet got stuck in a deep spot and I fell forward into it.

Glad I had my boots on! Dirty girl.
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Water In The Creek!
Lots Of It
 
It was loud. And beautiful. And muddy. 
Rattlesnake Trail creek on Sunday in-between the rain.
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These Boots Are Good For Walking

Green, wet grass. You just can't remember how utterly delicious it is. Until you do. 
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Low Clouds Dusty Sky Rolling Hills
 
They are always a mystery. Each and every one.
 
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Hallowed Halloween Ground
Spooky Morning
 
Walking through clouds towards a city of dark trees and the unknown. Ready for goblins and ghosts, the walking dead and witches on brooms.
 
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A Vista Interlude
On The Long Drive Home

A stop along the way. A moment in a busy Monday to take a deep breath and remember what's out there in beauty and on horizons. Happy Monday, everyone!

When I wasn't looking, Google kindly stitched together a few photos I took to create this panorama.

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We Were There
Unless It Was A Mirage
 
This photo was taken in the 20 Lakes Basin near Lee Vining, CA (near Mammoth Lakes). We entered this surprising paradise via Saddlebag Lake and just kept wandering while trying to contain our excitement. I don't think any single place has quite captured our imaginations like this since a backpacking trip to McDonald Peak in The Mission Range in Montana the early 80's.
 
At McDonald, we camped for a few days in a wildflower strewn rocky meadow basin below the peak snaked by cold streams and it was like being in Clan of The Cave Bear. Maybe that's because our sister-in-law, Lisa, and I were reading it while we were there.... girl fantasies. While the guys climbed the peak we lolled, sunbathing and reading all day. Just getting to that basin was plenty grueling enough, no need to make the peak as far as we were concerned. Lazy.

That was where we were awakened in the night by a large animal pawing the dirt outside our tent. We were terrified, sure it was a grizzly and we were about to die. Turned out it was a mountain goat. No harm no foul.

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It Looks Like A Stage Set In A Cheesy Western
But It's Real

Them dogs. They're very busy. Especially Tilly. Only time for a quick glam pose and then she's off again. In theory, looking for Lulu... Hmmm. Never did find out where Lulu was.

Now you see 'em, now you don't.

Above Heart Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA

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