Minarets, Ritter Range, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

The jagged spires of the Minarets are part of the Ritter sub-range of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In this sunset view from Minaret Summit, Clyde Minaret (12,281 ft) is the highest point of the rugged arête.
The southeast face route on Clyde Minaret is featured in Roper & Steck’s “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America."
Seventeen Minarets have been named in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, which is easily accessed driving west past Mammoth Lakes.

Captured in 1983 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm zoom
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Highway 395, Near Conway Summit, Sierra Nevada Mountains

Location Shooting used to mean driving around the Sierra with a quiver of “fluffed” up sleeping bags in the back ready to go… 
I was headed south, just after a fresh snowstorm when I spotted the perfect pullout.
Looking SW towards Yosemite National Park with the Sierra Crest backdrop from Dunderberg Peak to Twin Peaks.
I placed the bag down carefully upon the snow without any footprints, added some reflectors & bracketed away!

Captured December 1979 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 50mm 1.4
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Joshua Tree National Park Rock Climbing

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Southeastern California’s Joshua Tree National Park features two distinct desert ecosystems within it’s boundaries…
the low Colorado Desert & the higher Mojave Desert are generally defined by elevation.
Joshua Tree is a paradise to rock climbers & desert rats alike, a fantastic place for camping & backpacking as well!
The sunset colors are incredible, in this shot two rock climbers in the distance have just finished up their day.
If any of my climbing buddies out there know where this is… please let me know.
I’d love to add more accurate location data to this image!

Captured September 1981 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm zoom
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