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The nearest star (other than the sun) is 30,000 light years away. That means it would take something traveling at the speed of light 30,000 years to get here. Soooo, aliens probably aren’t visiting us...
The nearest star (other than the sun) is 30,000 light years away. That means it would take something traveling at the speed of light 30,000 years to get here. Soooo, aliens probably aren’t visiting us...
Half Dome, Starr King, and the Empire Fire.
Half Dome, Starr King, and the Empire Fire.
The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
-John Muir
The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. -John Muir
See what’s going on here?
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Twilight over Thousand Island Lake, but the sun partially obscured by a peak behind me. Probably Davis, I didn’t actually turn around to look...
See what’s going on here? . Twilight over Thousand Island Lake, but the sun partially obscured by a peak behind me. Probably Davis, I didn’t actually turn around to look...
Happy Donut Friday the 13th.

Back at one of my old jobs, a few coworkers and I wanted donuts. Being a company full of health nuts, we needed a valid reason to get donuts. When we realized the coming Friday was Friday the 13th, Donut Friday the 13th was born. I’m gonna have 2...
Happy Donut Friday the 13th. Back at one of my old jobs, a few coworkers and I wanted donuts. Being a company full of health nuts, we needed a valid reason to get donuts. When we realized the coming Friday was Friday the 13th, Donut Friday the 13th was born. I’m gonna have 2...
I must admit, that’s a pretty sweet campsite they’ve got there. Steelhead Lake.
I must admit, that’s a pretty sweet campsite they’ve got there. Steelhead Lake.
Cool, dry air. Calm water. Love alpine lakes in the morning.
Cool, dry air. Calm water. Love alpine lakes in the morning.
The next morning my friend commented on the strange straight, thin clouds crisscrossing the sky. Yeah, she was talking about contrails. Anyways, this is the view from Vogelsang. Which peak(s) do you want to climb?
The next morning my friend commented on the strange straight, thin clouds crisscrossing the sky. Yeah, she was talking about contrails. Anyways, this is the view from Vogelsang. Which peak(s) do you want to climb?
Unnamed peak over Bernice Lake, seen from Vogelsang Pass over the weekend. Yosemite high country.
Unnamed peak over Bernice Lake, seen from Vogelsang Pass over the weekend. Yosemite high country.
Jack on lead up Starr King on Saturday.
Jack on lead up Starr King on Saturday.
Just above Thousand Island Lake lies Lake Catherine and the Ritter-Banner saddle. After seeing this, no one cared about summiting Mt Davis (which was our original destination).
Just above Thousand Island Lake lies Lake Catherine and the Ritter-Banner saddle. After seeing this, no one cared about summiting Mt Davis (which was our original destination).
Mt Starr King putting on a show for us.
Mt Starr King putting on a show for us.
Seriously wanting to jump into that lake right meow. (Unnamed lake SW of Tuolumne Peak.)
Seriously wanting to jump into that lake right meow. (Unnamed lake SW of Tuolumne Peak.)
Happy #BlackCatAppreciationDay! This is Miranda, named after Miranda Lambert by the shelter. I thought about renaming her, but it just didn't feel right. She's about a year old now, I adopted her back in December. Today she had a biopsy done to remove a lump on top of her head...
#catsofinstagram
Happy #BlackCatAppreciationDay ! This is Miranda, named after Miranda Lambert by the shelter. I thought about renaming her, but it just didn't feel right. She's about a year old now, I adopted her back in December. Today she had a biopsy done to remove a lump on top of her head... #catsofinstagram 
Anyone else looking forward to cooler temperatures? Can't come soon enough...
Anyone else looking forward to cooler temperatures? Can't come soon enough...
Missing the mountains right about now...
Missing the mountains right about now...
We're going up there. No, that's not our peak. Turn right and then it's another 1,000 feet up...
We're going up there. No, that's not our peak. Turn right and then it's another 1,000 feet up...
Got eaten alive in bugland (aka Hilton Creek Lakes), but passed this on our way up to Stanford North. First light on Mt Huntington. How was your weekend?
Got eaten alive in bugland (aka Hilton Creek Lakes), but passed this on our way up to Stanford North. First light on Mt Huntington. How was your weekend?