Sunsets in the High Sierra

posted Nov 26, 2015, 7:47 AM by Paul Wagner
As this year (and our hiking season) come to and, we thought we'd share a few photos of the end of the day...

Who need Pinterest?  Here are some of our favorite shots of the High Sierra as the sun dips slowly in the West.  This is the one part of backpacking you can never experience on a dayhike--the peace and quiet that descend on you as you watch the sun go down.

Shepherd's Crest at Sunset. Despite the ominous clouds, it never did rain. ©http://backpackthesierra.comAnd to violet. ©

        Mt. Conness from Ten Lakes Basin                 Devil's Punchbowl, John Muir Wilderness 

You can see fish rising here... ©http://backpackthesierra.comNice shot, huh?     ©
     Lower Sardine Lake, Hoover Wilderness            West Lake, Hoover Wilderness

A great trip in the middle of summer out of Tuolumne Meadows....on a trailhead that few use.   ©http://backpackthesierra.comPerfect reflections  ©  

            Echo Peaks, Yosemite                        Leopold Lake, Emigrant Wilderness                     

Ragged Peak ©   Ragged Peak  ©

    Ragged Peak from Roosevelt Lake, Yosemite        Ragged Peak, Yosemite 

©http://backpackthesierra.comRosy glow on the ridge northeast of the lake

     Fourth Recess, John Muir Wilderness                Hyatt Lake, Emigrant Wilderness

©   You can see fish rising  ©  

Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness             Golden Trout Lake, John Muir Wilderness        

©   Stunning sunset on Island Lake   ©

   j            Jennie Lake, SEKI                                Smith Lake, Desolation Wilderness

   another minute later© ©

                    Lower Ottoway Lake, Yosemite                                               Boundary Lake, Yosemite

The last of the sunset©  

        Grouse Lake, Emigrant Wilderness                    

This was better than TV©http://backpackthesierra.comBedtime©

    Spicer Reservoir, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness       Long Meadow, Hoover Wilderness 

©http://backpackthesierra.comInsects were hatching like mad...but no trout to enjoy the feast.©

                       Finger Peaks, Yosemite                            Karls Lake, Emigrant Wilderness

©   moonlight in the water©

        Lake 10005, Isberg Pass, Yosemite            Rutherford Lake, John Muir Wilderness

   Nelson at dusk©http://backpackthesierra.comMaxfield Parish, eat your heart out.©

              Nelson Lake, Yosemite                                Waugh Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness

 Summit Creek©   ©

     Summit Creek, Emigrant                        Peruvian Andes....just for fun.  2015