Long view across the Eastern Sierra: Lake Crowley, the Owens Valley, dead trees, and more!
The view from the hill adjacent to the Holiday campground in the Inyo National forest. Overlooks Lake Crowley and the Owens Valley. I liked the look of all the burned pine trees and the desert scrub rallying to take over the ecotone.
The Keeler Conference is an informal archaeological get-together that occurs annually in the Inyo-Mon...
Overview of my campsite in in the Inyo National Forest.
Standing in Upper Rock Creek below Mack Lake near Mosquito Flat trailhead in the Eastern Sierra Nevad...
Over looking drainage into Mack Lack from a cliff in Little Lakes Valley near Mosquito Flat trailhead...
A perfect campsite near Gem Lake in the California Sierra Nevada.
Looking south across Gem Lake in the Sierra Nevada, CA.
A shot of Mount Tom and Basin Mountain from the Buttermilk Boulders in Bishop, California.
Bishop Mule Days Pack Scramble Event. For this event, the pack teams mules are released and scattered...
Bishop Mule Days Pack Team Scramble Event, The Mules Running Loose. For this event, the pack teams mu...
Rainbow Falls near Mammoth Lakes, California.
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.