Dick's Central Sierra Nevada Pictures

Huntington Lake - Kaiser Pass - Florence Lake - Lake Edison Area

Dinkey Creek - Wishon - Courtright Area

   
These photos were originally part of my Sierra Nevada page. That page grew too large, and is being divided into several new pages, including this one (Central Sierra Nevada), Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, Kings & San Joaquin Rivers, Eastern Sierra and Death Valley
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Huntington Lake - Kaiser Pass - Florence - Edison Area

  
Silver Divide from White Bark Vista Point Ritter Range from Kaiser Pass area Silver Divide from Kaiser Pass area
    
Florence Lake

Mountains near Edison and Florence Lakes

Huntington Lake

Boulders and meadow near Mono Hot Springs Resort

San Joaquin River at Mono Hot Springs Resort A peaceful pool on the San Joaquin
   
The Silver Divide
Panoramic view of meadow east of Kaiser Pass
 
Keeping cool Boulders and Jeffrey Pines A late, lamented Jeffrey Pine
 

The narrow road to Kaiser Pass

Nature's landscaping The Dusy-Ershim 4-wheel drive road - the most difficult in the country
    
A view of the Ritter Range, with the Minarets marked by the sharp peak just right of center
Balanced rock at White Bark Vista
The Silver Divide from White Bark Vista
Huntington Lake from Dusy-Ershim Trail near White Bark Vista
 
A wonderful rock pile Sandy and Teri out on the edge Boys being boys
 
Sculpted granite on the Dusy-Ershim Trail Cascade on Rancheria Creek above Huntington Lake Sailboat racing on Huntington Lake
 

Rugged little dome below Shaver Lake Dam

The creek beside the dome Rancheria Falls across the canyon from Kaiser Pass Road
 
 
A view of the Goddard Divide from above Kaiser Pass We called this rock above Kaiser Pass Potato Rock

Dogtooth Peak in the Dinkey Lakes wilderness, from above Kaiser Pass

 
Big Creek above Huntington Lake, living up to its name Looking downstream Rancheria Creek near Huntington Lake
  
 Parts of the Goddard and LeConte Divides; Mt. Goddard is the large dark mountain toward the left
    
 Mt. Ritter from the Dusy-Ershim Trail Mt. Goddard, seen from above Kaiser Pass The "Overhanging Rock" at White Bark Vista above Kaiser Pass
 
Dinkey Creek - Wishon - Courtright Area
 
Sunset from Stargazer Rock Rock Creek Lake Wishon
 
Courtright Reservoir Glacial erratics near Courtright Reservoir

Another view of the boulders and glacier polish

 
LeConte Divide from Courtright Juniper on the Courtright Trail Pond on old Wishon Road
 
 
Shaver Lake Big rock eats little rock Minarets from the east
 
 Dinkey Creek Mill (ceased operations about 1975)
   
Trash burner at the mill Dinkey Creek Drainage Rock Creek
 
 
Waterfall on Rock Creek Another Rock Creek waterfall Close up of waterfall on Rock Creek
 
Another close-up Hell for Sure Lake & Devil's Punch Bowl from Hell for Sure Pass Sunset colors over Kings Canyon
 
 
Cabin in Statum Meadow Road from Balch Camp to Black Rock Reservoir, North Fork, Kings River Waterfall by the road above Black Rock
 

Falls on Rancheria Creek, North Fork canyon

Mini water fall on Rock Creek Intense shades of green by Rock Creek
 
Natural landscaping near Stargazer Rock (Bald Mountain Base Camp) View along the route to Neely Dome above Rock Creek Rock Creek, 2011
 
Split rock near Bald Mountain Bald Mountain from Dinkey Creek Road Snow along the Dinkey Creek Road December 2014
 
 
More snow Shaded tree keeps its snow blanket after the storm is over Constant Dome, near Courtright Reservoir
 
The LeConte Divide, separating the San Joaquin and Kings River drainages
Courtright Reservoir, land of many domes
Helms Creek Canyon Courtright Reservoir Domes to the east of the lake
 
Giant granite slab on Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Reservoir Dark rock intrusion with a slight "flaw" Above Courtright Dam
 
Mystery Lake, Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

Meadow with small pond adjacent to the lake

Wrinkled rocks near the Dinkey Lakes trailhead

 
Another look at Mystery Lake Meadow on the trail from Courtright Reservoir Dome between trail and lake rises above glacial erratics
 
Maxson Dome north of the lake Older rock embedded in the granite at the Courtright geological exhibit area

An amazing natural sculpture - only the feet were added by humans

 
Double domes east of Maxson Trailhead
Where people have rearranged nature
Sunrise on Sandy's Dome at Courtright This jagged boulder must have fallen from the dome above

Failing to climb this feature, I named it Hopeless Dome

 
This rock pile on the way up Hopeless Dome proved too much for me

Double Dome with Hopeless Dome in front

Double Dome from the north
 
More boulders along the Dusy-Ershim Trail near Courtright Layered rock cliffs above the road to the Dusy-Ershim Trailhead A few of the domes above Courtright Reservoir
 
Colorful twisted rock above Bear Creek off McKinley Grove Road
 
Bear Creek, off the McKinley Grove Road Glacial polish shines in the sun on granite slope near Courtright Late summer near Courtright
 

Juniper and domes east of Courtright Reservoir

All the dirt roads and back roads near Dinkey Creek Rock formation by Road 9S02, south of Rock Creek Road
 
Potholes in rock by Road 9S02 Rock formation near Road 9S02 Rock ridge topped by a series of rounded boulders
 
 
 Light granite with a circle of black granite Centuries of water running off this big rock have created these grooves   
   

 

All photos copyright 2002-2018 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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