Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Hike In the Sierra Nevada

Last weekend my husband and I went to visit my sister in Gardnerville, Nevada. When we are at her house she always finds great hikes for us. This time was no exception. She took us to Lundy Canyon, near Mono Lake on the eastside of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These hikes are usually uphill. This hike was not as far as some, but far enough for me. We hiked about 4 miles and 2,000 feet up to this lake beside old mining relics.

My adventurous sister and husband continued another 1,000 feet up the side of the mountain to the May Lundy Mine. I stayed by the lake and painted.
On the way down the hill I made them stop so I could draw this amazing tree. It was very healthy looking even though the roots went directly into the solid granite beside the trail.


  1. How exciting to see these latest sketches from the West -- even if it is Nevada.

  2. P.S. I didn't mean anything against Nevada, ... just that it isn't California which is my stomping grounds...

  3. Gorgeous pages, Gay, I feel almost as if I were there with you in that thin mountain air. Thank you for sharing your hike and the process! I quite like much of Nevada, sis lives in Henderson.


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