Free Slide Shows

Come see a show of some of my favorite Sierra backpacking destinations at San Francisco Bay Area venues. Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, natural & human history of these wild places, and share backcountry stories. We'll visit Mineral King, Darwin Bench in Kings Canyon, the Big Pine Creek Area out of Bishop on the eastern, morning-side of the Sierra, and take a tour of our Sierra Spirit trips down Yosemite Creek to Eagle Peak, our Early Season and Heart of the Park Adventures, as well as our Half Dome Itinerary, and a visit to Hetch Hetchy. This year I'm highlighting a special cross-country trip in Kings Canyon to Dusy and Palisade Basins that I took in 2011 under spectacularly snowy summer conditions. See you there!  Picture Site
The 2014 Schedule is to be announced

"Your show really is a delight!  It's not only visually stunning, but a great opportunity to learn some fascinating tidbits about the geology, botany and history of exploration in the Sierra.  Your warmth, enthusiasm and openness really engaged the crowd here in Berkeley.  Great stories!" Polly Boling, REI slide show coordinator for the SF Bay Area.

Since REI has this year partnered with a company inexperienced in running the Yosemite trips that Sierra Spirit created and developed for them, they find it a conflict of interest to present the Sierra Spirit slide show at their stores.

For Trip Queeries or Reservations
email Karen,

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