This week was bookended by two fantastic trips into the Sierra Nevada mountains. Because Monday was the 4th, and Friday is a “regular day off” at JPL, I only worked three days… I spent much more time hiking in the mountains than I did working this week, and I loved it! It’s easy to find compositions for this photography project in such beautiful places!
After a brilliant stroke of luck (we got permits for Mt. Whitney!), my hiking companions and I began our ascent!
High Sierra Skies
At Trail Camp, far from city lights, the Milky Way is clearly visible stretching over Mt. Whitney
I neglected to take a photo today, so here is a photo from this weekend: snowmelt cascading over boulders high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
After a few days of work, it’s time for another weekend in the mountains!
Milky Way O’er the Buttermilks
Before hiking up into the Sierras, we camp near Bishop, CA, in “The Buttermilks,” a well-known bouldering area. Once again, there was very little light pollution and I captured a view of our galaxy in between a few of the rocks
Sunrise at camp, a few hours before we ascend into the Sierra Nevada again