mzpiczlogo30ptv13zScapes is the meanderings of Mark z, a part-time Backpacker, Photographer and Adventurer.   My life is a collage of travel and experience that has taken me across five continents, some of it while being dragged by my parents and some of it on my own choice.

What I share with you on these pages is a glimpse into some of those travels and the memories that go along with adventure. The pictures I provide are from my personal collection. While I am not a professional, I hope you will respect the eye of the artist and not whisk these away for personal or commercial use. If you like what you see, I can furnish you with a quality replica at a reasonable cost. Please contact me @ zScapes with any inquiries.

This site is under constant construction as I strive to bring you more than a snippet of images. Travel is education and I present this travelogue in the spirit of sharing unique and meaningful experiences. Please visit often and comment freely. And may our paths and errands meet !!!

I would like to acknowledge the following sources of information contained within these pages.

Ben Schifrin - EMIGRANT WILDERNESS by Wilderness Press
Kalon Kelly - SIERRA NORTH
Ronald M. Lanner- CONIFERS of CALIFORNIA
Peter Browning- PLACE NAMES of the SIERRA NEVADA
Peter Browning- YOSEMITE PLACE NAMES 
John Muir Laws- FIELD GUIDE TO THE SIERRA NEVADA

zlogoframedv5Other zScapes web sites

Helwa Dance
Flight of the Resolution
 

Comments always appreciated

Version

Release

Highlights

16.06

30-Oct-16

Added Blue Angels 2016
Updated Awards with Yosemite Conservancy postcards & G2 Gallery National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii exhibit entry

16.05

18-Sep-16

Added coastside wildlife to Wildlife collection

16.04

28-Aug-16

Added Peaks & Lakes to Mid-Sierra & Yosemite collections
Added Wildflowers from Mt Conness trip

16.03

16-Aug-16

Added Mt Conness 2016 trip to Mountains

16.02

13-Jul-16

Added Kauai 2016 trip to Kauai
Added Hawaiian Coot & Laysan Albatros to Collections

16.01

04-Jul-16

Updated Yosemite Gems, Moonbow & Winter with 2016 activities
Added Yosemite Coyote to Wildlife
Updated copyrigt range to include 2016

15.11

27-Dec-15

Updated Yosemite Gems, Moonbow & Winter with 2014 & 2015 activities
Replaced Lost Arrow Spire main image

15.10

21-Dec-15

Added Quakling Aspen & Western Redbud

15.9

20-Dec-15

Added Bear Tale to Ansel Adams 2011 trip
Revised Exhibeo gallery tio Thumblie format

15.8

25-Nov-15

Add range maps for all Wildlife images in Collections

15.7

23-Nov-15

Split My Views by group (Travel, Mountain, Photo)

15.6

21-Nov-15

Revised Tree & Shrub page to standard collection format
Fixed page construct interfering with Spawn New Window functionality

15.5

11-Nov-15

Added Kennedy Meadows page to Destinations

15.4

1-Nov-15

Added Huckleberry 2014 trip
Added Blue Angels 2015
Updated Yosemite & Wildlife Collections
Cleaned up About page

15.3

23-Oct-15

Added France 2014 trip

15.2

19-Aug-15

Rebuild Exhibeo files due to image de-link

15.1

15-Aug-15

Migration to Freeway Pro (Osx) from Namo Web (win)
Added Tuolumne Peaks 2013 trip to Mountain group
Revised My Views in Collections group
General update across the entire site

FreewayPro (Osx)

2014-2015

Conversion from Namo Win to Freeway Pro Osx for Mac based editor and added functionality

13.4

13-Apr-13

Added Alaska 2013 to Destination group
Updated Central Sierra with Anseal Adams Peaks & Lakes

13.3

26-Feb-13

Added Yosemite Winter & Firefall to Photo group

13.2

10-Feb-13

Added Yellowstone September 2012 backpacking trip to Photo group

13.1

3-Feb-13

Added Alaska 2012 trips to Destination group
Added Emigrant 2012 trip to Mountain group
Revised Home page What's New links/format

12.11

30-Dec-12

Updated Yosemite Seasons with November & December trips
Updated copyright thru 2013

12.10

18-Nov-12

Updated Hawaii-Kauai with September & October trips

12.9

3-Nov-12

Updated Yosemite Seasons with September & October trips

12.8

23-Sep-12

Updated Yosemite Seasons with August trip

12.7

3-Aug-12

Updated Wildlife page & Yosemite Seasons with July trip

12.6

23-Jun-12

Completed refresh to zTangarine theme
Tangerine navigation buttons
zBanners
Added Mauna Kea climb to Mountain group

12.5

10-Jun-12

Revised navigation buttons to zTangarine theme
Added Yosemite Seasons to Yosemite group
Added Kona Mar 2012 trip to Hawaii group
Added Mauna Kea climb to Mountain group
Continued conversion to zBanner theme: Destination pages

12.4

17-Apr-12

Added Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center trip
Continued conversion to zBanner theme: Destination pages

12.3

7-Apr-12

Added Santa Fe Sep 2011 and Ospreys Jun 2011 trips
Convert WorldMap to zGoogle pins
Continued conversion to zBanner theme: Destination pages

12.2

26-Feb-12

Added Ramrod Ranch Photo Trip June 2011
Started conversion to zBanner theme: Photo, Mountain and About pages

12.1

15-Jan-12

Added Ansel Adams Aug 2012 Mountain trip
Updated copyright coverage thru 2012

11.6

24-Nov-11

Moved Hawaii from Global Escapes to new Hawaii section within Destinations
Added Kauai page to Destinations

11.5

6-Nov-11

Added Alaska 2011 trip to Destinations

11.4

9-Oct-11

Fixed WorldMap links

11.3

28-May-11

Revised Yosemite Photo Trips
Clustered all Yosemite Valley photo trips under 1 main page
Added 4 new sub-sections: æ 1-Winter, 2- Moonbow, 3- Night Time, 4- Day Trips
Disassembled Yosemite 2009 + 2010 Photo Trips and added to above sections as applicable
Added Feb 2011 Winter/Firefall & Apr 2011 Moonbow trips

11.3

15-May-11

Added Yellowstone picture taken by Ronn E Harding - Many thanks for his generosity

11.2

10-Apr-11

Added Winter Wolf trip to Photo section
Misc link and strays fixes

11.1

8-Jan-11

Added Wildflowers to zCollections
Updated source publication acknowledgments
Updated copyright statements to include 2011
Misc link and strays fixes

10.5

21-Nov-10

Added Yosemite Hi-Camps to Mountains
Added London to Global
Misc link and strays fixes

10.4

1-Aug-10

Added Istanbul 2010 to Global

10.3

19-Apr-10

Added Alaska 2010 to Destinations
Revised World Map to set a single pop-up page to navigate within

10.2

7-Mar-10

Added Yosemite 2010 to Photo Home
Repaired background source for Destination Home

10.1

31-Jan-10

Revised zScapes theme
Revised home page portal with world map and links for quick viewing
Organized Mountain + Global home pages by category
Renamed POV to Destinations
Added a Tangerine flavor
Standardized hyperlink colors (Yellow + Green)
Added A_o Nuevo page to California Destinations
Repaired nav links thru entire site

9.9

28-Nov-09

Added California page to POV home
Added Oct 2009 Hawaii trip to Hawaii Destination page
Repaired nav links within the Photo series

9.8

1-Nov-09

Added Backpack Trip Yosemite PCT 2009
Collection revisions
Organized lakes, peaks and falls by geographic location
Revised thumbnail links to show in descending column order by class group across columns
Added drop down menus to any page that exceeded a single scroll to the bottom
Redesigned the Collection home page
Added new Wildlife selections
Fixed menu navigation in POV section and updated Treks with 2009 trip

9.7

16-Aug-09

Added Quick Trip Alaska Jul 2009, Hawaii Destination

9.6

5-Jul-09

Applied v09 Wide Blue theme to all pages
New navbars (corrected a fault in the prior z-bars)
Wide screen format (expanded to accommodate 5 across Collection)
Changed Galleries to Collection

9.5

17-May-09

Added Yosemite Moonbow 2009 photo trip

9.4

3-May-09

Added Iditarod 2009 photo trip
Added rotating banners on home page
Revised Galleries to show in descending order

9.3

17-Apr-09

Revised + expanded Views
Converted Views to v09 background

9.2

15-Mar-09

Added 2009 Yosemite Winter photo trips (Jan, Feb)
Added Raven to Wildlife
Revised Wildlife by groupings
Reworked Peaks II- v09 backgrounds, aligned formats, expanded history + facts
Renamed Peaks II to Yosemite Peaks + False

9.1

4-Jan-09

Added 2008 Banff, Canada trip
Added creatures to Wildlife page from 2008 trips
Added Quick Trip section on home page
Revised Wildlife section to v09 background- Blusestar + Navy
Substantial expansion of Wildlife files to include summary data sourced from Wikipedia, NPS and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

8.4

29-Dec-08

Added 2008 Kansas and Oklahoma high point trip

8.3

15-Nov-08

Added 2008 Kennedy Lake trip
Modified v08 backgrounds to Bluestar + Navy

8.2

4-Jun-08

Reformat home page
Added 2008 Hetch Hetchy photo trip
Added 2008 photo trip to galleries (Peaks, Wildlife)

8.1

18-Feb-08

Reformat Galleries > > Added Peaks II
Revised Wildlife gallery to v07 backgrounds
Added 2007 trip pics to galleries (Peaks, Wildlife, Trees)

7.6

18-Nov-07

Added Lembert Dome moon rise Sep 2007 photo trip

7.5

9-Oct-07

Added High Sierra Peaks Aug 2007 trip

7.4

2-Sep-07

Added Yosemite North Dome moon rise Jun 2007 photo trip

7.3

21-Aug-07

Added Photo Home Page
Moved Elks 2002 to new section
Added Yellowstone 2007 photo trip to Photo page
Revised 2007 Theme to 925x format and vertical nav bars
Revised main home pages to 2x2 view

7.2

17-Mar-07

Added Tahiti 2006 trip
Complete revision of Peak page
New photo scans
Applied 2007 theme
New peaks from Yosemite 2006 trip

7.1

20-Jan-07

Added PCT Sep 2006 trip and new lakes
Revised Home page to new 2007 theme
Split Lake Gallery and added lake visit participants
Restored early Lake pictures and added 2007 theme

6.3

4-Nov-06

Added Yosemite Aug 2006 trip
Revised navigation bars

6.2

29-Aug-06

Applied 2007 theme (Dark Blue)
Split Aug 2003 trip into three pages
Cleaned up POV graphics

6.1

29-Apr-06

Added Quick Trips to Mountain Magic home
Updated Gear page
Updated Wildlife page
Changed document background on POV, About pages

5.5

20-Nov-05

Added Tri-Wilderness 2005æ Trip
Used new BP Trip template (Map, Trip Tales, Trip Pics)
Update Peak, Lake and Tree galleries

6.15.3

2-Jul-05

Added Khutzeymateenæ 2005æ Trip
First all digital photo source trip

5.2

29-May-05

Applied new theme and navigation bars
Redesign of home page to Quick Start concept
Added Ranger Peaks page
Added Gear Guide page
Added Bwana and Ranger page
Moved Geo + Mark Trips to new Bwana + Ranger page
Repaired broken links

5.1

2-Jan-05

Added Hoover 2004 Trip
Added popup sub-menus
Repaired broken links
Removed Map section
Reset Copyright range to include 2005

4.4

19-Jul-04

Added BC Grizzly Trip
Added bears to Wildlife Gallery
Simplified navigation bar types
Renamed Backpacking trips to reflect visited area

4.3

31-Mar-04

Added drop down menus for Lake Gallery and removed side bars

4.2

7-Mar-04

Added Caribbean and London sections
Added underscore to Zmaps to improve navigation
Added hyperlinks to zScapes designed sites

4.1

1-Jan-04

Expanded navigation options at end of set
Reset Copyright range to include 2004

3.5

20-Dec-03

Redesign of Peak Gallery by Wilderness region and pop up windows
Redesign of Peak Gallery pop up windows to Lake Gallery format
Pop up windows expanded to include additional pics after descriptive text
Added 2003 peak visits to Peak Gallery
Moved Image Gallery pics to View and Wildlife Galleries
Added Wildlife Gallery

3.4

23-Nov-03

Added 26 Emigrant Lakes to Lake Gallery
Added 2 Hoover Lakes to Lake Gallery
Added 1 Yosemite Lake to Lake Gallery
Redesign of Zmaps utilizing vertical slicing

3.3

15-Oct-03

Added August 2003 Over The Dome trip
Redesign of Mountain Magic page formats and backgrounds
Redesign of Home page formats and backgrounds
Redesign of Zgallery for direct gallery access
New format for Gallery pages
Redesign of navigation rollover buttons

3.2

29-Jun-03

Added December 1998 Costa Rica trip

3.1

4-Apr-03

Namo Web Editor migration
New navigation system
Smart Buttons
Scrolling text
New Mountain and Global home pages
Extensive use of pop up windows
Redesign of Gallery pages
Addition of Tree Gallery as a sub gallery to Image Gallery
Use of Photo Album scripts
Expansion of Maps with drill down levels
Added June 2002 Elk Photo trip
Added Sep 2002 Yosemite Peaks backpacking trip

Namo Web (Win)

2012-13

Conversion to Namo Web Editor for added functionality and phase out of Trellix Web Editor

2.2

12-May-02

Clean look concept
New Home Page
New Page headers
Version 4 Navigation Tools
Redirect Email

2.1

3-Mar-02

Added AOE National Parks trip of June 2001

1.3

23-Nov-01

Additions to Zgallery
Added Lertoria Odyssey backpacking trip of August 2001
Added Emigrant MapsNew background for Home Page

1.2

11-May-01

HTML Tags for listing with search engines

1.1

11-Nov-00

New background for Home Page
New navigation tool
Added Tower Lake backpacking trip of August 2000
Added History of George and Mark
Expanded Zgallery Lake section

1.0

1-May-00

Initial design and content with Trellix Web Editor

May our paths and errands meet...