Bloody Canyon Trail

A 4-day backpacking trip in
            and around Inyo National Forest.

Nothin' like an early-morning 5-hour drive!

My buddy Ben takin' a quick look around the trailhead.

Turns out trying to skip rocks while making sure you don't smash the camera around your neck messes up your throw just a tad...

Ben was pretty good at catching me in awkward positions while I framed a shot.

Just some water a-splashin' around.

Mono Lake coming into view as we gained elevation.

Little froggy!

"Is he taking a picture of a log..?"

Nope! We saw a bunch of little critters during our hike.

Our first night's camping spot was thataway -->

Nothin' to see here! Just a dude standing in the middle of some prickly bushes trying to take a picture of a pinecone...

A message left by some previous tenants. We couldn't quite figure out the full message - perhaps you can! Though the shadows make things quite a bit more difficult to parse.

They're a bit hard to notice at first, but if you look closely, you can see the switchbacks to the left of this text.

We made it!

On the road again!
I just can't wait to get on the road again!

I noticed movement under some rocks, and discovered this little pair!

For some reason, there were these purple-colored rocks only during a small section of the trail. If you know what the deal is with this color, email in! (I slightly oversaturated the image to bring out the purple)

What ski slopes look like when they're not covered with snow.

We found Waugh Lake (our second night's campsite) drained due to some work being done on the dam. Luckily there were still these small pools where we could collect water.

Taken at just the right (wrong?) time.

Butt shot!

Walking across the bottom of Waugh Lake was pretty cool - there were a lot of old tree stumps like this one scattered throughout the lake bed.

Balancing the camera on that rock was not easy.

Aptly-named Thousand Island Lake.

Unfortunately, the photos I took were out-of-focus due to user error :(

I was back on the PCT for a few miles!

Horse and mule trains are fairly common around these trails.

Just a license plate embedded about 15 feet up in a tree.

Ben was on a mission to get acclimated to cold water for some reason...

...and I am very much not acclimated to cold water, nor was I especially trying to be.

Warming up and reviewing the footage.

Ben was a litle reluctant to get out of his sleeping bag. Understandable though... it got just a little chilly overnight.

Our morning climb.

This time around at the top of Koip Peak Pass, we decided to check out the nearby glacier.

I was perfectly content from my vantage point...

...Ben was not.

A much better view of the switchbacks.

<-- That's a person.


With a camera hanging from the front of your pack, water crossings get a little bit nerve-wracking.

That's all folks!