Humphreys Basin off the Piute Creek Trail is one of my favorite Sierra haunts. It's wide open, mostly cross country travel with only an old footpath meandering up to Desolation Lake. I'll be in the area soon as I want to do some scouting around desolation lake, which is big. This is a good area for early seaon travel once the snow patches consolodate (firm up) for easy crossing. Two seasons ago I made a nice ramble around the area for a couple days with my Crown 23 and trying out a Rodenstock 2.8 80mm Heligon. One of the rare occassions where I had a self timed shutter. Thus I got into a few frames... So consider these time consuming tourist snapshots OK. But it is sometimes nice to do a little documentation and get in the picture so to speak. This first image is where I often like to spend a night when passing through. I call the place "Camp Little Tree" as there is a fanned out white bark pine right behind my camera rig that provides a great wind block for my bed roll. Here I sit on a big slab rock where I have enjoyed supper and sunset on numerous occassions.