amazing sunset on hwy 40 on the way from flagstaff to tuolumne
moonset over mountains near whitney
our excellent rogue campsite
the headwall pitch of "crying time again"
hillary on the crux pitch of "american wet dream"
wood gathering at sawmill flat
another amazing high sierra sunset over mt. dana
"be bear aware?" - these people had FOUR entire steaks in their car - the bears had a choice between cooked and uncooked, or some tasty potato salad. I almost ripped their tailgate off to break in and get some food...
3rd pitch of hobbit book - amazing golden plates on a steep wall. I attempted to sling a marginal plate to ease the 60' runout
top out of hobbit book
great view of fairview dome and the meadows. lembert dome looking pretty puny
confusing start to middle earth
hillary expressing herself after we bailed off the first pitch of middle earth
rapping down "seconds to darkness" - the crux roof crack can be seen
mt. dana on the approach to the 3rd pillar
dana plateau looking east
the striking profile of the third pillar of dana
third pillar from the bottom
hillary and scott traversing the snowfield to the base of third pillar
scott coming up the giant detatched flake on p.3 of third pillar
hillary leading p.4 of third pillar - another party can be seen on the steep final pitch
me relaxing on top of the detached flake
me moving through the crux on pitch four
scott leading the amazing final pitch of the third pillar
victory! hillary at the "summit" of the third pillar
scott has his own third pillar of hair
haulbag knot protector also serves as a coffee filter holder
pancakes for hillary's birthday! yay!
me leading on the sweet knobby face of east cottage dome
amazing knobs everywhere
east cottage dome
shaking out the pump at the first rest
hillary cranking a big move - matterhorn in the background
Hillary celebrates the big 2-4 on top of osprey rock
unique view of half dome and quarter dome from the top of osprey
HUGE juniper tree eating a rock
scott loving the manzanita-like bushes (not sure exactly what they are)
the dicey traverse on "creature from the black lagoon"
final crack on creature from the black lagoon
that was a close one! nearly into the black lagoon
hillary looking good near the end of the traverse
which side is the lake?
super strenuous "lord caffeine"
che looking stylish near east cottage dome
"pencil necked geek" and "pencilitis" on west cottage dome
scott on the crux mantle on p.2 of pencil necked geek
cool butterfly cloud at the top eases our nerves
cool view of cooke book
chillin at el lago de tenaya
dead and downed wood jackpot!
me belaying on hoodwink
hoodwink crux roof
searching for something positive
hanging out on "hoodwink"
beer, cheddarwurst, avocdo, onions, peppers and mustard, oh my!
the grill master works his magic
hillary runs out into space on the travese pitch of blown away
Hillary floating up "bombs over tokyo" p.1
Hillary looking solid on crescent arch pitch 2
headed out the arch on crescent arch, daff dome
top of daff dome
amazing sunset on the 395
scott on "cottage cheese"
scott leading the crux face pitch of "Oz."
Hillary on the amazing corner high on "Oz."
Scott is loving the stems on Oz
cathedral, eichorn and echo peaks from the top of mariuolumne dome
our stay in tuolumne, fittingly ends with the incomparable "Oz" taking a proud line up the huge corner on "Drug dome"