Two literary Angels: Me as Charlotte Bronte and Syrie James as Jane Austen in my play, "You are Passionate, Jane"
Another peak...on the Saddlebag Lakes trail in Tioga Pass, 10,000 feet, very exalting
Our first hike was to Gardisky Lake in Tioga Pass, 10,000 feet with a 1,000 foot elevation gain in a little over a mile - gorgeous, but rather a misery to my knee, which objected!
Paul and Mike at the lake. Not an easy hike, even for people without knees!
Me at the lake. Well, it was worth it.
I really just went up there to see the purple gentians.
And white striped gentians, too.
Next hike was to May Lake, which is inside Yosemite. We climbed above the lake.
We climbed to lovely Hoffman meadow, but did not scale the peak of Mt. Hoffman, above. That'll be the day!
Descending back down to May Lake, we could see the High Sierra Camp.
Paul at May Lake...the most peaceful place.
The dinner cabin at May Lake. There's unfortunately a hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite, apparently from mice at Camp Curry, so they're taking precautions at the High Sierra Camps too, spraying the tent cabins with antiseptics and pesticides daily.
Me relaxing at May Lake
Campfire at night
Morning sunshine on the lake
After the 350-mile drive back from Yosemite - emoting onstage!
Syrie and me after the play - relaxed and relieved!
A sunflower at Lee Vining, near Mammoth