Our Honeymoon

Part 1,   Nevada, Northern California, Yosemite

Cake served at bridal shower
In June and July of 1997, Cindy and I celebrated our marriage with a two-week road trip (honeymoon) through Nevada, California and Oregon.   Following are some of the highlights from the first part of our trip, which includes everything up to a Mt. Whitney dayhike.   Honeymoon, Part 2, has the Mt. Whitney photos.

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Great Basin National Park, Nevada     This was our first stop, not counting the 3 hours we spent in Las Vegas.   Great Basin National Park is a classic "sky island", a localized mountain range lying in the middle of the Great Basin.   We took the 4 mile trail to the summit of Wheeler Peak, which at 13,063' is the high point in the park.   (Great Basin National Park home page.)
Wheeler Peak
Wheeler Peak
Summit View
The view from the summit

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California    This park showcases 10,457' Lassen Peak, which is the Southern most of the Cascade volcanoes.   Cindy and I climbed to the summit through patches of snow on a well-travelled 3 mile trail.   (Lassen Volcanic Park home page.)
Lassen Peak
Lassen Peak
Summit View
Mt. Shasta from the summit of Lassen

Northern California Seashore and Redwoods     We spent a few days along the coast of Northern California, just a few miles from the Oregon border.   These were cool-weather leisurely days that included walks along the beach and a walk through a giant redwood forest.   (Redwood National Park home page.)
Northern California coast
Jedediah Smith State Park

Yosemite National Park, California     Yosemite offered the nicest weather and the most magnificent scenery.   In Yosemite Valley, we climbed the Four-Mile trail to Glacier Point for a terrific view of Half Dome and surrounding high-country peaks..   We returned to the Valley floor via the Mist trail, which brought us impressively close to stunning waterfalls.   (Yosemite National Park home page.)
Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley, as viewed from the Four-Mile trail. The smoke is a controlled burn.
Half Dome
Half Dome, from Glacier Point

Go to Part 2 of our honeymoon, which has photos from our dayhike on Mt. Whitney.

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