Over the years I've accumulated a lot of photos, some of which are likely going to be redundant. But part of the point of this website is to share those photos. All photos at this site and those linked are subject to copyright and may not be used without my permission, but please do ask. I want to share them.
I'll add more as I have time. The links will open in a new window. Enjoy!
I have been recognizing our American veterans for years by dedicating a day of outdoor contemplation on or around Veteran's Day. I am fortunate enough to have that day off from work. In 2020 I went a couple days early on a solo excursion to the cabin. It was one of the most peaceful days I've had in a long while and miraculously, I had the place to myself. Solitude and contemplation are wonderful things. Watch the show!
On another solo trip, I decided to visit in mid-June hoping to see a lot of wildflowers. However, there was still some snow around up high and not a lot of green. This will give you a good idea what the trail is like coming from the Corral Creek (traditional) route. I also hiked up the "red mound" just to the south of the cabin and took a few shots. This is just a link to a Google Photos Album, but you can run it as a slideshow if you like.
I had wanted a full moon shot or at least the moonrise or sunrise from the cabin for years, and in 2016 it finally happened. I had been scouting a new winter route near Button Creek (see "getting there"). Some friends and I tackled it and it was an amazing trip.
the panorama collection
Over the years I've accumulated a number of panoramic shots of the cabin and vista from the Corral Creek saddle. These are from all seasons.
my early trips
The first trips I took to the cabin in the winter happened in the late seventies and early eighties. I think we were the first people to visit in the "new decade" (January 4-6, 1980). That trip turned into quite the adventure, at least for us winter hiking novices. You can read an account of that story here.
Almost exactly a year later, a small group of us beat a high pressure system and inversion (fog in the valleys) and enjoyed springlike weather at the cabin after a night out on the trail. Fair weather goofiness ensued...
There's also a few random shots from the same period, including the helicopter that brought in a new stove.