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Friday, August 15, 2008

White Mountains, Inyo National Forest - "a marmot stops by during breakfast"

Barcroft Gate (12,000 feet)
Acclimating before the hike.

A marmot stops by during breakfast

My nephew points to the summit of White Mountain Peak from which he has just returned.

Deep Springs Cow Camp
Named for the students from Deep Springs College who herd cattle, farm and gain a unique education at their facility in Deep Springs Valley to the SE.

A closer look.

My nephew in the Deep Springs Tub. This place has many of the comforts of home.

South of Station Peak

Crossing the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek

Our camp alongside of the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek

Exiting the Cottonwood Creek 4x4 Road, with White Mountain Peak (14,246 feet) in background.

Heading home