The California rain broke for a day at the end of November, so Dave Harden and I went to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. We were the only humans in this part of the park as we hiked around Hetch Hetchy reservoir to Rancheria Falls.
Dave, the Sierra Nevada legend, looking strong on the 13-mile roundtrip hike
El Capitan look-alike
The Sierra Newt. These dudes are like salamanders, except they have an aquatic phase.
The smallest newt either of us had ever seen
Dave at Rancheria Falls with Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the background