Yep--that's P taking a bath when his dad was a ranger at Donner Lake State Park...more than 60 years ago.
And here are before and after photos from P's first backpacking trip, in 1964. He and his sister and her friend hiked up to Paradise Valley for an overnight, and came back the next morning. What fun! Gotta love those outfits--and note the Sierra Club cups stylishly worn at the hip!
Hiking shoes? Converse All-Stars, long before they were a big deal.
P rolling up his bedding after a night in camp--back in the good old days about 1964
Resting at Tuolumne Pass after our cross country hike from Nelson Lake
P in the Grand Tetons, after hiking 20 miles more than fifty years ago.
At Machu Picchu in Peru after four days on the trail in the Andes
M on the Rocks in the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa
P at Smedberg Lake in Northern Yosemite...
M on the trail from Red Mountain Basin in the John Muir Wilderness
At 14,000 feet on the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu
And at almost 16,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes' Huascaran National Park
On the Kings River in John Muir Wilderness....with a few smaller friends
At Hetch-hetchy in Yosemite over Easter weekend
Death Valley over another Easter vacation
At Sachsayhuaman outside of Cusco, Peru
Memorial Day at Lake Eleanor in Yosemite...where it had snowed the night before
Atop Mitchell Peak in Kings Canyon National Park
M at dusk at Waugh Lake
P pretending to be Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite
M ready to hit the trail near Clark Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness
P at age 13 climbing in Banff.
One more of P at Donner Lake...enjoying the prickly
nature of Mother Nature.
And a more recent photo about Thousand lsland Lake
On the trail again...leaving Emeric Lake in Yosemite National Park
At Nelson Lake, planning the cross-country route to Tuolumne Pass in Yosemite
M in Jack Main Canyon
And P in Virginia Canyon
Enjoying a quiet lunch at Laguna Torre in Patagonia