From Ventana Wilderness Pine Valley Backpack (04.09-10.2010)
On the return hike (no pics, due to the rain) we hiked out in a storm. The winds were gusting up this hillside in 60+mph blasts. No wonder there aren't any trees.
Peeking down a ridge into the rocky valley far below.
Occasionally the fog would clear enough for us to get peeks into amazing terrain.
Hiking through the hillsides of lupine.
Into the fog along Pine Ridge
Heading up the trail through the fog. This area burned in the Big Basin Complex fire last year.
Trailhead, Saturday morning. Awoke to cold and fog. It was the best weather we'd have.