Last weekend my brother Greg and I made our annual fall backpacking trip. Or in this case semi-annual, as last year I didn't have enough vacation. We met up early on Thursday in the small desert town of Mojave CA, and drove from there up Hwy 395 to the tiny town of Independence for this years trek, stopping in Lone Pine at the ranger station to get our Wilderness permit as always. Leaving 395 in Independence we head west towards the looming Sierra Nevada mountains, in all their majesty.
Here I give you one final look: a panorama of the Kearsage valley taken from the pass.