Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Local Legend

The Sierra Phantom.  He’s a local legend…sort of.  One part eccentric, one part mountaineer, 3 parts Enigma.  Add contents to bowl, mix thoroughly, and pour into a local river.  What you get is the Sierra Phantom…

Sierra Phantom

Sierra Phantom

He’s in his mid-60’s now, but he doesn’t let that slow him down.  He spent many years living the life of a hermit, up in the mountains, in the backcountry, eking out a living from the bounty of the backcountry through fishing, hunting, and what little gardening can be done at 11,000′.  He has played an important role in the Search and Rescue of countless individuals lost in the mountains.  He has been party to searches, pack trains, mining companies, and environmental lawsuits.  The man has seen a lot…

I made arrangements with him to get together on a nice warm day, head to the river for some fishing, and to get some really good shots of the Phantom playing in his environment.  I hope we can really make that happen…

I also ran across a really neat car yesterday…


Cadillac LaSalle

You don’t see many of these anymore.  I have no idea what year she is, but I know her owner, so I can find out.  Sure is a beauty of an old luxury car, though, ain’t she?

Thanks for coming along!

One response

  1. A treasure!

    November 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm

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