Friday, May 15 2009 @ 10:29 AM PDT
Contributed by: gatelli
A wonderful track, the High Sierra Trail, run from sequoia grove to the high sierra scenery. The goal was to reach the Kaweah Pass at 10000ft and come back, in a 37 miles run.
But it was early in spring, and snow complicated the advance. I had to turn back 1 mile before my goal because of a slippery snow patch making the crossing over too dangerous.
I ran all the day, with many stops to take pictures and enjoy the extraordinary views.
Wildlife is luxurious : I saw coyotes, deers, marmots. But the intense moment was the bear encounter : face to face with a huge beast. I was suddenly scared, but not as him : he flied with an incredible speed !
Other difficulty was the rivers crossing : the meltdown made the stream very strong and tumultuous, very cold and dangerous.
Scenery was absolutely amazing. No word can describe the incredible views, even pictures cannot catch the immensity of this place. A part of me probably stayed there...
My pictures are on my site : www.runtheplanet.fr
(expeditions tab, then choose your album...)