Plan for success
as seen in the equipment room
Gathering by the van
This is one of four hiking teams headed into the backcountry
Packs off break
We're really in the California backcountry now
Katie and Geneva
coming down the trail
How many more miles to go?
Trail with sagebrush lining
Heading further into the valley
Pyramid with direct light
Thanks, Sun for the nice light!
Seems an unlikely proximity, given there were no other yucca around.
Elise with shoe debris
A pebble in your shoe can wear you out
This plant is good at disintegrating.
Rebecca and Esteban crossing
Easy does it.
River with backpackers
Who would decide to make the trail go straight through the river?
Multitude of campers
All four teams of backpackers stay in a wide section of the valley floor
Soon we will be hiking out
Steel with wear
as seen on the wall of an old shed
Hiking back out
in group formation
Katie with two thumbs up
demonstrates happy hiking
This is a lot of hikers in a rugged landscape
Hiking at a brisk pace
back in the blonde grass
Hillside with streaks of color
The southern slopes have less plant cover