Backpacking in Mineral King

Of all the places I’ve been in the world, none compare in peace and beauty to the high Sierras.  (I encourage you to disagree and tell me your favorite nook or cranny of this planet.)  There is a special kind of quiet when you are up above 10,000 feet, a marmot is whistling, a few chickadees are calling, the breeze sounds like water through the fragrant pines and the sky is such a deep blue your paint tubes can’t do it justice.

(All paintings are Casein on Mounted Paper 8×10″)

Lake Below Sawtooth Pass Littlefivelakes MonarchLake SodaCreek

5 thoughts on “Backpacking in Mineral King”

  1. Hi Kevin, My favorite place in the world is the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. It has everything–streams, forests, peaks, passes, ice fields, and more. I spent 8 days hiking around the perimeter of the park with 6 days of food. In spite of that, it was awesome!

    Of course, the Sierras are amazing, too– and much closer!

    Thanks for your generous donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. I really appreciate your support.

    Enjoy the rest of the summer.



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  2. You describe it and illistrate it perfectly. You are a true Gleason with the love and appreciation of perfection. This entire family really understands the Sierras.

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