Crossing the North Fork Little Sur River, 1975
Exploring Ventana Creek, 1974
Ventana Double Cone summit, 1974, with official sign, hitching rack and a corner of the cabin visible on the right
View from Double Cone, 1974
Juvenile Delinquents at Danish Creek Camp, 1974
North Fork Little Sur, 1975. Two years later the Marble Cone Fire burned into this valley from the south, absolutely incinerating the large redwood groves on tributaries like Jackson Creek, but burning itself out in the heavy forests along the river. Backfires set on Devil’s Peak and Skinner Ridge burned into the redwoods from the other direction, but also went out in the heavy forest. Unlike on the Big Sur River, an almost unburned strip was left along the stream.
A cold day on the Double Cone, 1975
Lost Valley Trail, 1975
Upper Higgins Camp, 1975. Note table and benches constructed from local timber.
Zig Zag Camp, 1975
View of Lost Valley, 1976
Bill Cotta Plaque, 1976
In camp at Strawberry Valley, 1976
Rainy day view from Black Cone Trail, 1976
Post-Marble Cone View of Uncle Sam and Elephant Mountains from Pine Ridge, December 1978. Over a year after the fire things still looked pretty scorched.