Spent a week within the Russian Wilderness Area, in far Northern California. Six friends, six backpacks, and 12,000 acres to play in. We call ourselves the Beefaloes. Fairly obvious why.
We set up base camp at Paynes Lake, which sits in a granite basin at about 6,500 feet in elevation. Day hikes were optional. As was the swimming, fishing and playing music. Mostly, we stared at the granite, the lake, the campfire and dared to dream.
Here's a few shots: