Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's gonna be a dry summer

The weekend before we went to San Diego, Jimmy and I went to the hideaway and explored the high country a bit. This is the Stanislaus River, up around 6000 feet elevation. Our hideaway is at 4500 feet.

This is a view of the Dardanelles from a remote road off of Highway 108.

A short hike in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.


Funny looking snow plants native to North American western mountain ranges, called Sarcodes sanguinea.

Wildflower Indian Paintbrush.

7 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

Next time you go hiking in the Dardanelles I want to come too. Please please? The scenery is spectacular, and I love your pics of the Snow Plant and the Indian Paintbrush. I enjoy hiking and I love to be up in a mountainous region.

rosemary said...

Glad you dropped in....please come back. I am really enjoying your blog. I grew up in So. Cal and lived there until 1998. My kids are still there. Your pics are glorious. Will spend some time reading your blog and will for sure be back. I can relate to a lot of what you write....blog labels, weight loss, have cats.

Luke said...

great series! I especially like the vibrant colored bird. nice shots.

susan d said...

Oh, the bird is fantastico!

Ginnie said...

The bird AND the flowers are fantastic, Mad. I love it when you show us pics from the hideaway times! They're therapeutic for me. I love the high country!

paris parfait said...

Such gorgeous photos! Looks like a beautiful place to spend time.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a great place were did you say this is located ? One day i would like to go there.
Great shot of the bird and the plants