Evolution Valley and the Ionian Basin in Kings Canyon National Park. Memories of freshman year Homer as I was surrounded by Charybdis Mountain, Scylla, and the Three Sirens. Rain and hail every day (see photo), exquisite lightning displays, and the simple pleasure of being off-trail with compass and paper USGS maps.
Unfortunately on the way back, I couldn’t find the all-you-can-eat taco buffet in Lone Pine that I had dreamed about for a few nights before.
J.R. Valenzuela CdeP 1997