40 Pictures that Will Convince You to Explore the Eastern Sierras

in dailytravelphoto •  5 months ago


The Eastern Sierras is a magical place. They are fundamental to what it is to be Californian, to be a Westerner. From abandoned remnants of a ghost town of a bygone gold rush era to the jagged peaks that boast the tallest in the contiguous United States. The Eastern Sierras is California’s proverbial backyard mountain range. Here is where many Californians go on summer sojourns to get lost in the backcountry to find themselves meandering through lush green meadows surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges.

Here's where many saw their first bear, climbed their first vertical granite face, slept under the stars gazing at the milky way, paddle their kayaks, and pondered their existence in the vastness of the universe.

Sun Dog and Sage Bush
Sun Dog and Sage Bush

Endless jagged peaks and that reach for the skies.

North Lake. This a quintessential Eastern Sierra Autumn scene.
North Lake. This a quintessential Eastern Sierra Autumn scene.

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir


This awesome pinnacle rises above in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park.
This awesome pinnacle rises above in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park.

 

Shadow Of The Minarets. A series of jagged peaks located in the Ritter Range.
Shadow Of The Minarets. A series of jagged peaks located in the Ritter Range.

 

This a popular spot on Highway 88 for fall foliage viewing.
This a popular spot on Highway 88 for fall foliage viewing.

 

The Hope Valley area is full of colorful aspens during the fall season.
The Hope Valley area is full of colorful aspens during the fall season.

 

Ancient native American petroglyphs under the night sky at Vulcanic Tablelands.
Ancient native American petroglyphs under the night sky at Vulcanic Tablelands.

 

A rainbow forms at the base of Yosemite Falls.
A rainbow forms at the base of Yosemite Falls.

Gnarled Bristlecone Sunset
Gnarled Bristlecone Sunset

 

Convict Lake. It's one of a few alpine lakes easily accessible by car in the Eastern Sierras. A slight detour off highway 395. You don't have to hike to get a wonderful view such as this. It's popular for fishing, so if you get here early enough you'll have some cool photographic opportunities.
Convict Lake. It's one of a few alpine lakes easily accessible by car in the Eastern Sierras. A slight detour off highway 395. You don't have to hike to get a wonderful view such as this. It's popular for fishing, so if you get there early enough you'll have some cool photographic opportunities.

 

Autumn displays of colorful aspens turning to various bright colors in North Lake. The area is a photographer's heaven.
Autumn displays of colorful aspens turning to various bright colors in North Lake. The area is a photographer's heaven.

 

Bodie is a well preserved ghost town from the bygone days of the gold rush.
Ghostown Bodie is a well-preserved ghost town from the bygone days of the gold rush.

 

Tufa is a variety of limestone, formed by the geothermally heated hot springs.
Tufa is a variety of limestone, formed by the geothermally heated hot springs.

 

Brittel Bush is but one of many plants that thrive in the arrid landscapes of the Eastern Sierras.
Brittle Bush is but one of many plants that thrive in the arid landscapes of the Eastern Sierras.

Autumn Creek
Autumn Creek

 

A cold and frigid morning at North Peak. You can do an overnight trip or multiple days in the back country here. It's accessible via 120 just outside the boundary of Yosemite National Park on the Tuolumne Meadows side.
A cold and frigid morning at North Peak. You can do an overnight trip or multiple days in the backcountry here. It's accessible via 120 just outside the boundary of Yosemite National Park on the Tuolumne Meadows side.

Pickle weed thrive on high saline and arid environment.
Pickleweed thrives on high saline and arid environment.

 

Fall Canopy
Fall Canopy

 

The Mobius Arch is a popular arch in the Alabama Hills.
The Mobius Arch is a popular arch in the Alabama Hills.

 

Contemplating at Dusy Basin
Contemplating at Dusy Basin

 

Alpen Glow at Lower Cathedral Lake
Alpen Glow at Lower Cathedral Lake

 

The White Mountains sit above 11,000 ft. making the Milky Way visible at night.
The White Mountains sit above 11,000 ft. making the Milky Way visible at night.

 

Camped Under The Minarets
Camped Under The Minarets

 

Mono Lake
Mono Lake

 

Yosemite Merced River
Yosemite Merced River

Serenity
Serenity

 

Lake Sabrina
Lake Sabrina

 

Sun burst on Aspens
Sunburst on Aspens

 

Yosemite Half Dome
Yosemite Half Dome

 

North Peak Reflection
North Peak Reflection

 

Storm at South Tufa
Storm at South Tufa

 

Granite Boulders
Granite Boulders

 

North Lake Autumn Reflection
North Lake Autumn Reflection

 

Aspens
Aspens

The stars light up at night.

Moonlit Cathedral
Moonlit Cathedral

 

Upper Cathedral Lake
Upper Cathedral Lake

The Eastern Sierras is home to the oldest living trees in the world, the Bristlecone Pine.

Bristlecone and Last Rays
Bristlecone and Last Rays

 

Mono Lake Cloud
Mono Lake Cloud

 

Sand Tufas
Sand Tufas

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE EASTERN SIERRAS?


40 Pictures That Will Convince You To Explore The Eastern Sierras



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Oh wow! I believe that I am so convinced right now, it's a beautiful place

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ALL THE LOCATIONS ARE TRULY MAGICAL ⛰🏔🗻 the world is amazing!

Wow! some of those pictures look unreal! It is honestly hard to believe that they are not photoshopped. Thanks for sharing!

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very well said sir

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ahhhm, I think they have been photoshopped. Where did it say they were not?

so beautiful photos

I absolutely LOVE California!
It's one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Great post, definitely is amazing just how beautiful nature is!

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Yeah, I lived there for many many years :)

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Probably my favorite thing about it is how close all the different biomes are!
You can go from desert to grassland, to hills, to mountains, to desert, to ocean/beach, so quickly.. the transition is beautiful!

Thank you for showing the rugged beauty of my beautiful state. I have never explored the Sierras north of Lake Tahoe, but I have been down the 395 more than once from Interstate 80. Really excellent presentation. Thanks again!

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Highway 395 from Carson City all the way to Los Angeles is where its at :)

Looking best photography as i seen

What a good looking colorful imagination

I really loved your post. 😍😍😍
Thanks @adonisabril for sharing this post.
Upvoted and resteemed

Wow very nice pictures, and a great report. Sure you have my follow, keep it up!
Would be glad if you also look at my pictures

Amazing photo friend

It really is a very charming place, my friend
Very professional photography, my friend
I wish to visit this place someday

are these all taken by you?

I mean I need no convincing.. I live close to the rockies here in Alberta and would love to go down to Cali, Oregon, Montana, Utah for hiking.. but now I'm definitely sold! Looks awesome.

I've never been to California, it looks beautiful!

Soo beautiful place i like it bro

"People don't take trips. Trips take the Peoples".

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Who is not going to fall in love with a place like this, those photos are extraordinary, a very beautiful place, I congratulate you for those shots.

Absolutely stunning photos of the Eastern Sierras. I grew up in San Jose and would take trips to Yosemite and Tuolumne Meadows to go rock climbing. I LOVE that area. Then I moved here to Arizona in early 2006. Arizona has a different beauty, and the White Mountains of Arizona are spectacular but still in my eyes they don't hold a candle to the Sierras. Thanks for sharing! Brings back many amazing memories!

Awesome post! Starting with John Muir's favourite peak (Cathedral) is a great way to start an awesome post.

Mono Lake is a great thing to celebrate as well. Here is an old photo of mine from the same area

What type of camera are you using? Good composition btw.

Thank you, it's one of my happy places!

i love yours pics!

Sierra is really a gorgeous place place. The photographs came out so beautiful. The natural beauty is stunning.

Estoy totalmente enamorado de esas montañas quiero ir un dia excelent fotografías @adonisabril saludos desde Chile

@photocontests are you profesanal photografer?

Excellent photography!

@adonisabril

It's really really very beautiful like a heaven.

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Wow!! beautiful place...

Love this picture, thanks for sharing!

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The Eastern Sierras picture to be exact, :)

all this photography look amazing!

Absolutely lovely, beautiful reflection in the pics <3

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Very nice set of photos.

amazing pics dear

@adonisabril are you capture them all?
bro this are awesome pictures.
love this all.

God. It is impressive how every detail was captured in the painting. I like it

wow You made my day

thank you for this sharing i was amazed after watching it.

Very hard to believe that it is real but I think it is

As many people said I got to say same: great pictures :) They look's so amazing that sometimes it is hard to believe you took them... But, propably best pictures of nice view's you took by your eyes :D

Waoo amezing

Wow! all your photographs are great :)

Is this place for real 😍😍😍
This place is stunning. All the pictures are just fabulous, I cannot say which one is the best, all the places in the pictures are just wow

It really is a very nice place, my friend
I wish to visit this place someday.
Lake Sabrina is one of the best from this.....

Sir, I like all your photos and all your posts. By learning from you, I too started posting.
Sir will definitely see my post and tell me how my startup photo is
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these are amazing pics. i am showcasing tourists spots in the Philippines on my blog. please check it out.thank you

awesome pictures!

I’ve always been a huge fan of traveling. Thank you for this post! Just added a few more places to the bucket list.

northlake and canopy clicks are my favourites in this.rest i am glad to start my day steem with such beautiful pictures and they way you have described them is also very beautiful.loved the post and pictures .i cant comment because your post and pictures are just classic.

wow nice photography

WOW! you are awesome bro @adonisabril best photography lot of love bro keep it up

very nice and impressing post i have no doubt yes it is a convincing one

WOW!!! Some of the best photography I've seen on here since I've signed up. The Sierras look absolutely amazing, I would love to visit one day.

awesome you really make me to visit eastern :* but money is another factor lol :D

Really it's not believable place in the world that you are posted in Steemit. who looks this photos he could be fall in love. I am fascinated to see the most pictures. It should be accepted that the Eastern Sierra of California is a beautiful place, which can make a man crazy.

Hermoso lugar. Gracias por este mágico post!!!

Wonderful, the Eastern Sierras look magnificent! I'm convinced! Too, great eye and technical efforts towards creating and sharing these moments from incredible landscapes to night skies!

wow. its really amazing photography . after see all the photo i feel that myself want to go that nice place right now.

Mind Blowing

Wow Amazing . I love it 😍😍

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ohhh @adonisabril i like your passion. Amazing pics his..
I don't have words to say, just my mouth through out
"Wowwwwwwwwwwww" the real heaven on the earth and lucky people are living such places and how they close to nature..
Thanks @adonisabril for sharing pics and keep support by your valuable suggestions and upvote on @devkapoor423

wow..."!!!!!. all places are so amazing that some of them looks outside of this world' i can imagine, how it will feel to be personally in this places.

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I love it Awesome , keep it up
thanks for post

OOh My God....I have been in love with all these places

I really like this picture

Eastern Sierras Is a great place to vist.
Its beautiful, all pics and placses are beautiful but the most i liked is.
highway 88.
North Peak Reflection.
Yosemite Merced River.
Granite Boulders.

i up-vote u please do the same for me

I'm ready to explore this place this is awesome 😍😍😍😍😍

I'm very love with photo like that. Very beautifull and I can feel that's make me calm and enjoy

those photographs are remarkable, an extremely lovely place, I compliment you for those shots.

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How innocent nature looks like, that's real beauty of nature, awesome photography.
Hat's off...😄

These stunning images make a genius photo essay

I've been to the Sierras in N. Calif. near Susanville. Your photos make me want to go back and just stare at the massive beauty all round. Thanks for posting these lovely pics.

ohh, wao its really looks amazing..
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Just wow. What a great place

WOW!, This really wow...thank you for bringing me there just now. Your captures really captures heart. Oh how I wish i can see that in person and take a selfie with me when I come back to the Philippines.

OMG!! I have no words to express my feelings about pictures. Really there is no great artist than NATURE Thank you @adonisabril

These pictures made my mind fresh. Thanks for dreaming once again :)

this pictures looking so unreal but I knw it's all about imagination with some of photo-editing skills.

Hmm. As he depict about some unique and celebrated spots. what's more, a portion of that spots I have gone by numerous time. I have no words to clarify my visit and enterprise. be that as it may, without a doubt to said that you need to must visit one time and get some photography.its keep dedication purpose of your life.

Wow...!!!! amazing scenery. very beautiful place

@adonisabril wao is amazing the bellesa of the creation and nature I relax and enjoy a lot to see these photos because they help me to feel peace inside me very beautiful your photos thank you very much for sharing them really enjoy them friend @adonisabril

Wow!! I wish i hade more money so I can travel there. That is amazing!

Thanks for sharing these! Its the mountain views that really make me want to visit and travel to see other parts of the world. I'll make it happen, one day!

Thank you for showing those places, it causes you to become a capricious butterfly to visit them all ... beautiful

Congratulations, you have captured the magic of so many places! Although nothing compares to be there and contemplate by yourself those magnificent views!

Hi! :) Beautiful landscapes!

I went on top of Half Dome in Yosemite a few days ago and it was mind-blowing... Thank you for the pictures, they're an amazing source of inspiration for my next trips in the Sierra!

I would definitely plan to spend my this year's vacation in eastern Sierra 👍

Good pictures come with good cameras :))

@adonisabril awesome places. Specially Upper Cathedral Lake, North Peak Reflection...

Nice, good for you .. well done on the pictures
Great post from you
Thanks for sharing..

you are really a lucky person.I wish I could visit those places.And your photography they are really awesome.Thanks a lot for gifting us those beautiful pictuers