December 2002 pictures of a winter trip in California/Nevada


Nevada, volcanic belt South of Carson City, with alkaline lake.


Death Valley, view from the South. Furnace Creek in the centre. After Google Earth. Click on picture for detail.

December 2002 trip around the Sierra Nevada in California and Nevada, from the snow covered Sierra Nevada to the dry area of Death Valley.

Route, from Palo Alto:

Across Sierra Nevada, along Highway 880, crossing a 2400 m pass (5 hours).

 

Nevada, volcanic belt South of Carson City, with alkaline lake.

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Sierra Nevada, Route 880, view at 2000 m altitude

Sierra Nevada, Route 880, pass at 2500 m altitude with high snow

Cows in snowy fields in Nevada


Highway 395 from Carson City to Mammoth Lakes (-2 degrees Celsius (-20 to -10 at night), cabin.

Hot Springs near Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierra Nevada. Temperatures from -20 to -10 Celsius

Arctic Wolf, 75% breed, 3rd generation. Kept by Jana Menard and Chris Stove of Menlo Park.


Arctic Wolf.

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Highway 395 to Furnace Creek in the Death Valey (4 hours), 14 degrees Celsius (2-10 at night), camping.


Death Valley, view from Dantes View (1600 m)

Death Valley -83 m), view from Dantes View (1600 m).

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Camp site at Furnace Creek


Wild Rose Peak (2700 m), view at Death Valley (-83 m).

Wild Rose Peak (2700 m), view at Death Valley (-83 m).

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Killns (char coal furnaces) along access road to Wild Rose Peak at 2300 m, covered in snow.

Access road to Wild Rose Peak at 2300 m, covered in snow.


Highway 108 through Sequoia Park to Bakersfield (5 hours), 8 degrees Celsius, car.

Joshua cactus trees in Sequoia National Park


Freeway 5 to Pinnacles, South of Monterey (3 hours), 10 degrees Celsius (-2 to +2 at night), camping.

Back to Palo Alto

Mountain biking El Corte de Madeira, Palo Alto and Pine Mountain Loop (holy grail of mountain biking), Marin County, near mount Tam.

Golf at Pebble Beach (pictures only).

Pebble Beach Golf Course, 18th hole, Carmel

Pebble Beach Golf Course, 18th hole, Carmel

Pebble Beach Golf Course, 18th hole, Carmel