Thanks for posting the photos Jhaura; had it been left up to me, I'm not sure when I would have got around to posting something up on BPL.
@Andy, this route was great; you could easily squeak another day or two out of it with some detours to other places along the way like Little Mutau or the Fishbowls, or continue west from PML area toward Haddock and/or Reyes Peak. Good Sierra warm-up terrain...
@HK, the river valley and south slopes green up nicely in the spring, say Feb to May. The rest of the year, everything is pretty dry and brown. The high country gets a little greenery in the spring, but the vegetation is a lot more sparse (other than the trees). This year was pretty much a dud around these parts for spring colors and wildflowers. No rain for most of the winter and then some late season snows really confused everything.