The beauty of this place is overwhelming

A perfect early morning run before work. 12.5 miles, from the base of Negro Canyon, following the Donner Lake Rim Trail up to the PCT, under I-80, then South to Old Hwy 40, and East to Donner Summit Canyon trail, and back down to the car left at the Summit Canyon trailhead.

Start time 5:00a.m.

sunrise on the Donner Lake Rim Trail
sunrise on the Donner Lake Rim Trail
Photo May 21, 6 28 53 AM
PCT.
Photo May 21, 6 29 18 AM
Castle Peak from the PCT
Photo May 21, 6 32 50 AM
one of many little lakes along the PCT between 80 and 40
Photo May 21, 6 34 07 AM
a bit of fog
Photo May 21, 6 38 04 AM
Gretchen heading South on the PCT
Photo May 21, 6 37 48 AM
me. one of my favorite pics ever – taken by Gretchen
Photo May 21, 6 40 41 AM
the landscape was surreal
Photo May 21, 6 41 27 AM
coolest clouds
Photo May 21, 7 02 18 AM
looking South towards Donner Peak (left)
Photo May 21, 7 03 22 AM
Gretchen
Photo May 21, 7 03 26 AM
Gretchen
Photo May 21, 7 05 02 AM
… and more Gretchen
Photo May 21, 7 05 34 AM
Gretchen heading down PCT, Donner Peak to the right
Photo May 21, 7 06 59 AM
and I made her turn around and run back
Photo May 21, 7 08 06 AM
me. pic by Gretchen.

All pictures of Gretchen were taken by me. All pictures of me were taken by Gretchen. 🙂

4 responses to The beauty of this place is overwhelming

  1. Potvin, Rose says:

    Amazing photos! Good to have a partner so you can take each others picture:)

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