I returned from an overnight backpacking trip into the Trinity Wilderness last weekend with more photographs to share. I had never hiked this particular trail system before, and it was an amazing journey through some of the most scenic wilderness in Northern California. Although I only ventured 10 miles into the mountains, the trail is quite extensive, and one could easily spend weeks exploring the 500+ miles of trails. As always, please remember to click the photos to view at full resolution.
The absolutely gorgeous weather certainly helped frame many of my photos with crisp blue skies and clear natural lighting.
The large boulder split in half teases a glimpse of clear lake water beneath a heavenly landscape of rocky peaks, melting snow, and waterfalls. Postcard material?
I believe these flowers are called Checkerblooms, although the exact species of Sidalcea is difficult to pinpoint. The many varieties of wildflowers that thrive in the mountains are a pleasant surprise in the springtime.
This is definitely a place to which I shall return to explore further… Let me know in the comments if you have any experience hiking this area, as I am seeking more destinations within 1-2 day hiking distance.