Having enjoyed the hike to Sawmill I was hoping that Baxter would offer up a similar experience. Well sort of but not really. Rocky, rough and other than the alpine looking spur off of Mary Austin and Diamond Peak, a fairly long day without alot of drama. These long day hikes always mean you spend most of your day moving along in what I call the non 'magic hour' when the lighting for photography is less than optimal
ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER AFTERNOON VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF GREAT BASIN NAT PARK FROM RT 6 ON THE WAY TO ELY, NV.
EVENING VIEW OF WARD MT ?? FROM CAMPGROUND OF THE SAME NAME WEST OF ELY NV..
FROZEN MORNING ALONG ROUTE 6 WEST OF ELY, NV.
ENTERING BAXTER CANYON AT SUNRISE
FOLLOWING THE SOMETIMES FAINT TRAIL INTO BAXTER CANYON
ENTERING THE BURN ZONE FROM THE 2007 FIRE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BURN
DIAMOND PEAK ON THE WAY TO BAXTER PASS
NORTH SIDE OF MARY AUSTIN
TRANSITION FROM THE LOWER SLOPES TO UPPER BASIN
COMPLICATED NORTH SIDE OF MARY AUSTIN FROM THE BAXTER PASS TRAIL
NORTH FACE OF MARY AUSTIN COMING INTO VIEW
INTERESTING ALPINE POSSIBILITIES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MT MARY AUSTIN
ANOTHER BIG TRAIL BLOWOUT
THE FINAL UGLY SCREE SLOPE TO BAXTER PASS
A VIEW OF THE NORTH SIDE OF DIAMOND PEAK FROM THE TOP OF BAXTER PASS
VIEW WEST FROM THE TOP OF BAXTER PASS.
THE LONG WALK OUT
RESULTS OF THE JULY 2007 OAK CREEK FIRE
LAST STREAM CROSSING ON THE RETURN LEG LATE IN THE DAY.
SUNRISE VIEW OF BAXTER PASS REGION FROM TRAILHEAD THE NEXT MORNING.
LUPINE IN BLOOM ON THE DRIVE DOWN FROM THE TRAILHEAD THE NEXT MORNING.