Monday, October 27, 2008

High times in the High Sierra


High Sierra, © Michael Sugrue


The wife and I went up to Bear Valley to visit a friend this weekend. The drive out was insanely gorgeous. Pretty much car-commercial scenic west of Stockton. Turns out that, for a blue state, it gets pretty red in some of those towns.

We had beautiful, warm weather and cool nights. Perfect. Despite the earlier post, we spent the majority of our time outdoors, hiking around Ebbetts Pass, and enjoying my hot and spicy mushroom salsa. As well as the requisite high-altitude hangover.

The haze in these photos is real. The Forest Service was conducting their own controlled burn several miles east of us. Can't wait to go back up this winter.


High Sierra, © Michael Sugrue

High Sierra, © Michael Sugrue

High Sierra, © Michael Sugrue

Also, I just got the green light on a new project I'm pretty excited about. A couple months of back-and-forth and it's finally a go. Could be the start of something pretty good.

1 comment:

jason said...

Hey Michael, nice work. I found it and your blog the other day. I'm originally from the Bear Valley area, and appreciate the pictures. this place is a gem. who do you know there?