Photos of us at play

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. 
With help from a nice tourist.  M!  Open your eyes!
At Machu Picchu in Peru after four days on the trail in the Andes
M on the rocks
M on the Rocks in the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa
P at Smedberg Lake in Northern Yosemite...
M at a rest stop...with great trees around us.
M on the trail from Red Mountain Basin in the John Muir Wilderness
Yep--we made it!  WarmiWanuska Pass!
At 14,000 feet on the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu

M. P, and Hector.  He's the one who looks like he hasn't been working.   ©

And at almost 16,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes' Huascaran National Park
Yep--it was a buggy trip~! Here we are modelling the latest in designer headwear on the North Fork of the Kings River.  But the flowers were stunning, the place was amazing...and thanks to the bugs, we saw a total of 14 people in five days.
On the Kings River in John Muir Wilderness....with a few smaller friends
Back at the dam...and ready for lunch!
At Hetch-hetchy in Yosemite over Easter weekend
The sunshine crew halfway up the trail
Death Valley over another Easter vacation
At Sachsayhuaman outside of Cusco, Peru
M&P in full cold weether garb...including alpaca hats from Peru!
Memorial Day at Lake Eleanor in Yosemite...where it had snowed the night before
 Atop Mitchell Peak in Kings Canyon National Park
Maxfield Parish, eat your heart out.
 M at dusk at Waugh Lake
P pretending to be Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite
M ready to hit the trail on day five.  Six miles, all downhill.
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.
Note his new Argentine hat...
 And a more recent photo about Thousand lsland Lake
On the trail again...leaving Emeric Lake in Yosemite National Park
And up over there is Reymann Lake...where we are going next...
At Nelson Lake, planning the cross-country route to Tuolumne Pass in Yosemite
I love this photo of M...where we stopped for lunch on Falls Creek. Chittenden Peak in the background. ©
M in Jack Main Canyon
Note the windbreaker. It was cool and breezy again, and once we stopped hiking, it got cold fast. ©
And P in Virginia Canyon

Enjoying a quiet lunch at Laguna Torre in Patagonia