I've been holding on to my pictures
of Kings Canyon National Park since I had originally planned
on hiking the John Muir Trail again this past summer. Since that
never happened I decided to post those pictures that were taken
on a 130 mile, 16 day hike that I completed back in the mid 1980's.
This was one of the last long hikes that I did with another person.
I learned something about hiking with another person on a long
hike from this trip. When you spend 100% of your time with someone
in a stressfull situation such as a long hike it is a good idea
to hike seperatly from one another at least once a week. Just
make sure to arrange to meet at a certain point near the end
of the day. At least that way you have something to talk about,
such as points of interest seen during the day.
In the above picture you might notice that
something different than most hiking pictures. The sky is hazy,
almost giving you the impression that this was taken late in
the day. In reality it was taken in mid afternoon. You'll find
out why as you look through the pictures. For now I'll say that
it wasn't normal. You'll also see my hiking partner in the lower
right area of the picture.