IN THE RANGE OF LIGHT (1968 – 1999)

Up until 2008, our adventures were retained only as memories and on Kodachromes. While our memories may have faded (just a bit), the Kodachromes haven’t – and we have a lot of them. So we’re digitizing a select few to bring some of our past adventures into the 21st Century. These are some of those.


My first experience with California’s High Sierra – The Range of Light – was in 1968. It was my first time backpacking, day hiking, fishing, sleeping outside, being too cold, being too hot, eating burned food, eating under-cooked food, fearing strange nocturnal sounds, getting blisters, and sharing my sleeping bag with furry and many-legged creatures. It was not an auspicious start to a love affair. Yet it was. One that has now endured with granitic fervor for over 50 years. Numerous 35mm slides were exposed in those pre-digital days.  Many invoke good memories of The Range of Light. I’ve gathered a few of those into this portfolio.


Columbine Lake, Sequoia-Kings Wilderness (September 1968)
Snow Flowers, Kennedy Meadows (July 1969)
Mount Ritter from the John Muir Trail, Ansel Adams Wilderness (August 1972)
Banner Peak from the John Muir Trail, Ansel Adams Wilderness (August 1972)
Twin Lakes, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (June 1974)
Toward Lamarck Col, John Muir Wilderness (April 1975)
University Peak, John Muir Wilderness (May 1975)
Mulkey Creek, Golden Trout Wilderness (July 1975)
Moonrise over Kearsarge Pinnacles, John Muir Wilderness (August 1975)
Bubbs Creek, John Muir Wilderness (August 1975)
University Peak from the Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Wilderness (August 1975)
Looking south from Forester Pass, John Muir Wilderness (August 1975)
Upper Tyndall Creek, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (August 1975)
Long Creek, Ansel Adams Wilderness (August 1979)
Mount Whitney from Thor Peak, John Muir Wilderness (May 1982)
Mount McAdie from Thor Peak, John Muir Wilderness (May 1982)
Mount Humphreys, John Muir Wilderness (June 1982)
North Palisade & Palisade Glacier, John Muir Wilderness (July 1982)
Mount Whitney from Mount Mallory, John Muir Wilderness (July 1982)
Mount Abbott above Mills Lake, John Muir Wilderness (August 1982)
Moon over Mount Mendel, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (September 1982)
Dragon Peak, John Muir Wilderness (April 1983)
Mount Abbott over Mills Lake, John Muir Wilderness (August 1983)
Dragon Peak, John Muir Wilderness (August 1983)
East Lake below Mount Brewer, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (August 1983)
Mount Starr King, Yosemite National Park (October 1984)
Sun and clouds at Onion Valley, John Muir Wilderness (March 1985)
Stokes Stringer, Golden Trout Wilderness (June 1985)
Snow Flowers, Golden Trout Wilderness (June 1985)
Mount Tyndall, John Muir Wilderness (June 1985)
Williamson Bowl, John Muir Wilderness (June 1985)
Bodie State Historical Park (May 1986)
Bodie State Historical Park (May 1986)
Darwin Lakes, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (September 1986)
Mount Mendel, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (September 1986)
Moon over Clyde Minaret, Ansel Adams Wilderness (September 1986)
Cecil Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness (September 1986)
Mount Clarence King above the Rae Lakes, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (June 1987)
The Miter from Crabtree Pass, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (July 1987)
Upper Crabtree Lakes below Mount McAdie, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (July 1987)
Hurd Peak above Long Lake, John Muir Wilderness (September 1987)
Aperture Peak from Mount Goode, John Muir Wilderness (September 1987)
Basin Mountain, John Muir Wilderness (April 1988)
Basin Mountain, John Muir Wilderness (April 1988)
Mount Williamson & Anvil Camp, John Muir Wilderness (May 1988)
Mount Agassiz from Cloudripper, John Muir Wilderness (June 1988)
Mount Haeckel, John Muir Wilderness (June 1988)
Red Slate Mountain above Lake Dorothy, John Muir Wilderness (June 1988)
Red Slate Mountain, John Muir Wilderness (June 1988)
Tower Peak, Yosemite National Park (September 1988)
Mount Tyndall from Shepherd Pass, John Muir Wilderness (September 1998)
Mount Williamson from Shepherd Pass, John Muir Wilderness (September 1998)
Shepherd Pass, John Muir Wilderness (September 1998)
Matterhorn Peak from Virginia Peak, Yosemite Wilderness (September 1999)
Sunset at Shepherd Pass, John Muir Wilderness (September 1998)
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