Fall sunset over Dinkey Lakes Wilderness
This picture was taken on a fun adventure where we roamed the relatively unknown Dinkey Lakes Wilderness at the middle elevations of California's Sierra Nevada. We underestimated the driving time to get there a bit, so we ended up driving through a large part of the night before starting our backpacking trip the next morning. It was late in the season (mid-November), and we weren't sure in advance if the road would still be accessible all the way. Combined with the remote location, and the relatively unknown area, we had the entire place to ourselves and didn't see a human soul on the entire trip. Hiking in 7 miles or so, we fell asleep in the sunshine by a little lake, and I almost missed the sunset! Shortly after setting up camp I ran to the edge of the large plateau we were on, to witness one of the widest, most impressive views of the Sierra I have ever seen, combined with these gorgeous sunset colors and rising supermoon. Centered in the image is Mt. Goddard, standing 13568 feet (4136 meter) tall, but in the full panorama I could see all the way down to Whitney!