I have always loved the mountains of California. From Emigrant Basin Wild Area to the peaks of Yosemite, the mountains have been my home. Even now, as I reside in the valley, my heart is in the high Sierra's, hiking a trail past Iceberg Meadow or packing along the John Muir trail. As the saying goes, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.