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An Unfolding Life
Summer 2006

Introductions

Four generations of my family have hiked these High Sierra trails beginning with my grandfather, and his sons - my uncle and father - in the 1930s as many of these trails were created by the California Conservation Corps. In fact, their first hike to the summit of Mount Whitney was in 1937.

Perhaps, the most famous member of these generations is Charles Albert "Al" King, my uncle, who introduced me to these trails. Uncle Al starred as John Muir in Lee Turkelsen's 1996 movie, "The John Muir Trail." And, again in 1999, Lee filmed "Al King on Mount Whitney; The 22nd Ascent," a visual account of that journey. The video is dedicated to all who have hiked with him in person or in spirit.

Over the past twelve years, I have eagerly planned adventures in the backcountry. Through my uncle's guidance, my companions and I, now, competently navigate the backcountry, enjoying its quietness and beauty, unspoiled by today's commercial ventures. But, I must admit, many adventures have coupled heartstopping experiences with breathtaking sites. Several of these sites, captured on film and digital over that period, are framed here for your enjoyment.

Hiking into the back country is not for the faint of heart as a hike to Bear Paw Meadow attests. While enjoying the comforts of this high Sierra campsite, there are many others carrying all on their backs through the most ruggedly beautiful areas of the world.

From these framed pictures, stunning moments from various hikes are displayed. The "Moon Rise at Bear Paw Meadow" to the spectacular three lakes, "Columbine, Cyclamen, and Spring Lakes at Black Rock Pass", from the "Twin Fawns @ Franklin Lakes" to "Little Claire Lake @ Sunrise" all capture the moment enjoyed by the hearty! And, surprisingly, picture moments change throughout the day as the sun and light change. Moments unfold as life does.

Many more pictures from panoramas of the lakes and passes, such as Franklin Pass, and canyons, such as Rattlesnake Canyon are shown on my website under the Sierra Pix page. All pictures are offered for sale by contacting me:

by email:chazking@kingsadventures.com
by phone:415-690-6901
by mail:Charles King
Adventures With a King
Post Office Box 1316
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649-1316

Warmly,

Charles King



Click on images to view enlargements
Franklin Pass - Full Pano - Top

Franklin Pass - Full Pano - Top

Pano of sunrise over Little Claire Lake - Sequoyah National Park (Jul 2004)

Pano of sunrise over Little Claire Lake
Sequoyah National Park (Jul 2004)

Little Five Lake Camp Areas

Little Five Lake Camp Areas

Franklin Lakes - Upper - Pano

Franklin Lakes - Upper - Pano

Three lakes - Columbine, Cyclamen, Spring - from Black Rock Pass (Sep 1997)

Three lakes - Columbine, Cyclamen, Spring
from Black Rock Pass (Sep 1997)

HandyMan shadow from Bear Paw Meadow High Sierra Camp (30 Jul 04)

HandyMan shadow from Bear Paw Meadow High Sierra Camp (30 Jul 04)

18x - Rattlesnake Canyon Jul 04 V1

18x - Rattlesnake Canyon Jul 04 V1

0235x - BPM Porch Pano

0235x - BPM Porch Pano

0078 - Timber Gap fm Franklin Lakes Trail

0078 - Timber Gap fm Franklin Lakes Trail

0080 - Farewell Gap fm Franklin Lakes Trail

0080 - Farewell Gap fm Franklin Lakes Trail

0120 - Franklin Lakes - Alpen Glow on Pass

0120 - Franklin Lakes - Alpen Glow on Pass

0145 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Butt Shot

0145 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Butt Shot

0146 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Facing Inward

0146 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Facing Inward

0148 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Facing Same Direction

0148 - Franklin Lakes - Twin Fawns - Facing Same Direction

0131 - Franklin Lakes - Trees w_Alpen Glow

0131 - Franklin Lakes - Trees w_Alpen Glow

0216 - Little Claire - Sunrise - Center

0216 - Little Claire - Sunrise - Center

0206 - Little Claire - Center

0206 - Little Claire - Center

0274 - Moro Rock - Toward Valley

0274 - Moro Rock - Toward Valley

Franklin Pass Pano - 0108

Franklin Pass Pano - 0108

Little Claire Sunrise - Across Lake - 0220

Little Claire Sunrise - Across Lake - 0220

Salt Ponds - SFO Bay 0008

Salt Ponds - SFO Bay 0008

Sequoyia - Yellow Orchids - 00125

Sequoyia - Yellow Orchids - 00125


All pictures are available for sale here.

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