Rest Your Creative Mind by Going to the Mountains

Take a minute from your creative life, and enjoy these pictures from California’s Sierra Nevada, or do this backpacking trip.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” — John Muir

This mountain is “Temple Crag” which tops out at 12,982 ft — it truly is a temple.

I passed Temple Crag on my way to the Palisade Glacier which is one of the last remaining glaciers in the Sierra Nevada.

Palisade Glacier in the Sierra NevadaIf you go back 10,000 years, this entire scene would have been covered in ice 3,000 feet thick with the tips of these peaks barely sticking out — that’s one big ice cube.

The picture below is looking down from the Palisade Glacier toward the trailhead at which you parked your car.

Each of these lakes was carved by the descending glacier, and the turquoise color is caused by the melt water laden with powdered rock ground by the Palisade Glacier.

Palisade Glacier in the Sierra Nevada

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