Monday, October 11, 2010

Sonora Pass Country

Too often Hubby and I have zipped over the Sonora Pass on California route 108.  We knew this beautiful area deserved more of our attention but we hadn't gotten around to exploring.  Last month we tried to rectify our error and spent three nights camping near Kennedy Meadows.
 This is the gateway for hikers into the Emigrant Wilderness and a haven for those who enjoy fishing and majestic scenery.  For those who chose not to camp, the resort offers cabins and a restaurant.  You must plan ahead, though, as the resort already has reservations for most of next summer!
 Our visit in early autumn found the Stanislaus River running low.  It was obvious, though, that at other times there is a lot of water.
 The meadow grasses had turned brown.  We hope to go back in the spring to see it clothed in green.
 Fishermen were taking advantage of the last few weeks of fishing season.
As the day comes to an end the rock formations are highlighted by the setting sun.

See other worlds at That's My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

14 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Looks like this beautiful area does deserve a whole lot more exploration. Funny how we travel through a place to another destination with barely a blink. There are many places like this in my backyard in Yarnell. I hope Mike and I get to do more explorations this winter.

Barb said...

A majestic setting, Martha! It looks like you took a great hike. Glad you got to see some snow at the cabin. We're in Denver, but I think the mountains got more snow over the weekend. (Maybe in my yard by now!)

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous area, Martha! And what a terrific place to hike, spend some time. Your photos are superb as always. That is a place I would definitely love to visit! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

ρομπερτ said...

Those hours spend "in the fourth picture" will allow them to remember it surely longer than this winter will last.

Great photography ! Please have a good Tuesday you all.

daily athens

Carver said...

What a great area to explore. I love the rock formation.

EG Wow said...

I hope you will go back in the spring and show what it looks like then. It;s impressive now!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting post. I love this time of year. The mellow weather and the sense that its about to end.

Luna Miranda said...

terrific photos. the rock formations are amazing and the river is beautiful.

Paulie said...

What a neat place!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing place - must have been a wonderful three days!

jabblog said...

So often we don't appreciate what we have on the doorstep :-) What a beautiful place - I'm sure you'll return.

LD said...

These photos really inspire me and bring back memories of great times hiking and camping(mostly Yosemite). Thanks! and thanks too for your generous comments recently..

Margot said...

These pictures put me in the mood to go back country wandering. Among other things, I love the smell of the trees and creeks found in the back country. Your pictures have me wanting to get out my maps and find this place.

Wren said...

it's so easy to continue passing by without stopping when nature's beauty is just outside the door. Bravo for stopping, exploring, and sharing.