Thor says "let's go!" This is his first camping trip and he's already excited.
Doggy version of 'are we there yet?'
We took the south route out to Alabama Hills, stopping by the fantastic Red House BBQ along the way. Good beer, great food.
Navajo taco at Red House. So good.
We got to camp after dark and woke up to this lovely view the next morning. It never gets old!
Mount Whitney from camp in the morning.
Morning view from Camp
Camping in the back of our trusty Tundra. Thor enjoys the shade.
Mt Whitney Fish Hatchery
Attempted selfie with Thor.
Inside the Mt Whitney Fish Hatchery
Baby rainbow trout
Next we took Thor on his first swim lesson. He seemed to like it.
Swimming! Sort of.
Drove up to the Baxter Pass trailhead, mostly for thor to swim in the creek along the way.
View at the Baxter Pass trailhead
Thor likes water
Back at the Alabama Hills, David and Thor relax while I take a hike through the Arches near our campsite.
Alabama Hills view of whitney
Behind the Heart Arch, Alabama Hills
View towards camp from Behind the Heart Arch in the Alabama Hills
Found this lizard running around. Missing part of his tail.
More lizard. Loved this guy, but he wouldn't sit still long enough for a clear photo.
Walking through the alabama hills
The Mobius arch up ahead. I'm not walking the normal trail to get there and I kind of like this different angle.
Mobius Arch with Lone Pine Peak
Mobius and Lone Pine Peak
There were several people at the mobius arch (typical), so I went over to the Lathe arch. It's a small one but gives a nice frame of Lone Pine and Whitney.
Mobius from the other direction.
The mobius money shot. Not great light today but you just can't resist this photo.
Only snapped the shutter once before the next round of crowds appeared. That's okay, I have other arches to seek out.
Whitney and Lone Pine without that pesky arch in the way.
I head across the hills to find some more arches. The rock formations in the alabama hills are fun - both photograpically and scrambly!
I scrambled to the top of a nearby rock pile and took this zoomer back on the parking lot and mobius arch area. People drive up, check out the arch, and leave. There is so much more to see out here!
The next set of arches I'm visiting: Space and Baseball bat. Can you see them in the center of this picture? Space is the bigger one, baseball bat is smaller and looks, well, like a baseball bat.
The Alabama Hills
Space arch. This is an interesting one from several different angles.
This one is super small and hard to photograph. I could wrap my hand around the narrow point.