zScapes Ramble On
mZscapes on Johnson Peak Yosemite 2013
zScapes is the meanderings of Mark z, a part-time Backpacker, Photographer and full-time 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!
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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
zScapes Revision History
Version
Date
Actions
24.5
Jul-2024
Convert :: TableBuilder due TablePro crash (All About)
24.4
Jun-2024
Add :: Bobcat track (anv24) Coyote (hmb24) Brown Anole (lih24) -Mammals-
Add :: Elephant Rock (ynp24) -Yosemite Peaks-
Add ::: Pacific Golden Plover (lih24) Japanese White Eye (lih24) Lesson’s motmot (sjo98) White Rumped Shama (lih24-new image).Brown Pelican (sfb18) -Birds-
Add :: Monterey pine (hmb24) -Trees-
Add :: Mar/May 2024 Kauai (Destinations)
Create/Add :: Mega menu ~ Clean menu
Update :: World map (Chile, Italy)
Enhance :: Mega menu- Add column images
Add :: Patagonia 2024 ~ Rapa Nui 2024 (Photo)
Enhance :: Page title lines (Photo)
24.3
Apr-2024
Add :: YC postcards (Zscapes home) ~ zScapes Calendars (Collections)
Removed :: zScapes 2024 calendar (zScapes home)
24.2
Mar-2024
Format update :: 4 column format (all)
Add :: Yosemite winter (Photo) Ano Nuevo (Destinations)
Updated :: Wild animals (Collections) Wildflowers naming conventions (Collections)
Add/Update :: Trees & Flowers (Collections) ~ Mammals 3x (Collections)
24.1
Jan-2024
Updated :: My views (England 2023, Falls Colors 2023, Yellowstone Nov 2023)
Revise :: Birds of Flight (Collections)
Format update :: All bird pages for place & time consistency (Revise 2x ~ Update 7x ~ Add 3x)
Add :: Home page (Latest trek hyperlink, 2024 zScapes calendar images)
Add :: Kauai October 2023 trip (Destinations)
23.11
Dec-2023
Revise : New accent format (Photo, Destination)
23.10
Nov-2023
Add :: Autumn Yellowstone Wolf Watcher trip
23.5
Oct-2023
Add :: Birds of Flight (x.Oxnard) Collections
23.4
Sep-2023
Add/Update :: Birds of Flight (UK, WI, HI, Hmb) Collections
Add :: Kauai 2023 (Destinations)
23.3
Aug-2023
Revise :: Home page (Latest activity, Column elements to display chronological order)
Add :: London UK Walks 2023 (Global)
Revise :: Main home page trip elements
Add :: US Fishing Trips to Destinations Home
Add :: Lake Chetek fishing trip to US Fishing Trips
23.2
Apr-2023
Add :: Año Nuevo 2023 (Destinations)
Revise :: Switch theme to LumiPro
Update :: My Views
Add :: Sooty Grouse to Birds of Flight (Collections)
Add :: Yellowstone 2023 Wolf Tracker (Photo)
23.1
Feb-2023
Add :: Kennedy Meadows 2022 trip peaks & wildflowers (Collections)
Add :: Hoover 2022 trip lakes & mountains (Collections)
Add :: Hoover 2022 trip wildflowers (Collections)
Add :: John Muir 1992 lakes & peaks (Collections)
Add :: New quotes for Collection sub-pages
Revise :: Collections page 1.Create Hoover standalone with lakes and peaks sections 2.Create Sierra Lakes & Peaks to include Ansel Adams, John Muir & Mid-Sierra lakes & peaks
Update :: Copyright range to include 2023
22.4
Sep-2022
Add :: Hoover Tioga Sep 2022 (Mountains )
22.3
Aug-2022
Add :: Kennedy Meadows Apr 2022 (Destinations)
22.2
Jul-2022
Add :: Classic Backpacking Trips 1989-1997 (Mountains)
22.1
Jan-2022
Add :: Yosemite Winter 2021 (Photo)
Update :: Copyright to include 2022
21.3
Jun-2021
Add :: Venice-Simplion Orient Express 1994 (Global)
21.2
May-2021
Add :: Kennedy Meadows April 2021 (Destinations)
Revise :: Gallery image size to 1600x
21.1
Jan-2021
Update :: Copyright to include 2021
20.3
Sep-2020
Add:: Australian lizards (Collections)
20.2
Apr-2020
Update :: Wildflowers page (Collections)
Add :: Kauai 2017 & 2018 (Destinations)
Add :: Año Nuevo 2018 & 2019 (Destinations)
Update :: Wildlife (Collections)
20.1
Feb-2020
Add :: Australia 2019 (Global)
Add :: Blue Angles 2019, Kennedy Meadows 2019 (Destinations)
Add :: Fall Colors 2018 (Photo)
Add :: Emigrant South 2019 (Mountains)
Update :: Copyright to include 2020
19.1
Sep-2019
Convert :: Aspen theme (site)
18.2
Dec-2018
Add :: Blue Angels 2017 & 2018 (Destinations)
Add :: UK Walk 2018 (Global)
18.1
Sep-2018
Convert to Rapidweaver due Freeway Pro shutdown (site)
17.1
2017
Rapidweaver conversion (90 pages)
16.4
Oct-2016
Add :: Blue Angels 2016 (Destinations)
Add :: Yosemite Conservancy postcards, G2 Gallery National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii exhibit entry (Awards)
16.3
Sep-2016
Add :: Coastside wildlife (Collections)
16.2
Aug-2016
Add :: Peaks & Lakes to Mid-Sierra & Yosemite (hvw16) -Collections-
Add :: Wildflowers (hvw16) -Collections-
Add :: Peaks & Lakes to Mid-Sierra & Yosemite (hvw16) -Collections-
Add :: Wildflowers (hvw16) -Collections-
16.1
Jul-2016
Add :: Kauai 2016 (Destinations)
Add :: Hawaiian Coot & Laysan Albatross (Collections)
Update :: Yosemite Gems, Moonbow & Winter with 2016 activities (Photo)
Add :: Yosemite Coyote (Wildlife~Collections)
Update :: Copyright to include 2016
15.4
Dec-2015
Update :: Yosemite Gems, Moonbow & Winter with 2014/2015 activities (Photo)
Replace :: Lost Arrow Spire (Collections)
Add :: Quaking Aspen & Western Redbud (Trees~Collections)
Add :: Bear Tale (Ansel Adams 2011~Mountains)
Revise :: Exhibeo gallery to Thumblie format
15.3
Nov-2015
Add : Range maps ( Wildlife~Collections)
Revise :: My Views by group (Travel, Mountain, Photo)
Revise :: Tree & Shrub page to standard collection format (Collections)
Fix :: Page construct interfering with Spawn New Window functionality (Site)
Add :: Kennedy Meadows page (Destinations)
Add :: Huckleberry 2014 (Mountains)
Add :: Blue Angels 2015 (Destinations)
Update :: Yosemite & Wildlife( Collections)
Clean up :: About
15.2
Oct-2015
Add :: France 2014 (Global)
15.1
Aug-2015
Rebuild :: Exhibeo files due to image de-link
Migrate :: Freeway Pro (Osx) from Namo Web (win)
Add :: Tuolumne Peaks 2013 trip (Mountains)
Revise :: My Views (Collections)
14.1
Jul-2014
Convert to Freeway Pro from Namo Web Editor for Win :: OSX conversion
13.2
Apr-2013
Add :: Alaska 2013 (Destinations)
Update :: Anseal Adams Peaks & Lakes (Mid-Sierra~Mountains)
13.1
Feb 2013
Add :: Yosemite Winter & Firefall(Photo)
Add :: Yellowstone September 2012 (Photo)
Add :: Alaska 2012 trips(Destinations)
Add :: Emigrant 2012 (Mountains)
Add :: What's New links/format (Home)
12.8
Dec 2012
Update :: Yosemite Seasons November & December trips (Photo)
Update :: Copyright to include 2013
12.7
Nov 2012
Update :: Hawaii-Kauai September & October (Destinations)
Update :: Yosemite Seasons September & October (Photo)
12.6
Sep 2012
Update :: Yosemite Seasons August (Photo)
12.5
Aug 2012
Update :: Yosemite Seasons July (Photo)
12.4
Jun 2012
Convert :: Complete zTangarine theme (Navigation buttons & zBanners)
Add :: Mauna Kea climb (Mountains)
Add :: Yosemite Seasons 9photos)
Add :: Kona Mar 2012 (Photos)
Convert :: zBanner theme ( Destinations)
12.3
Apr 2012
Add :: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (Destinations)
Add :: Santa Fe Sep 2011 (Global) Ospreys Jun 2011 (Photos)
Convert :: WorldMap to zGoogle pins (Home)
12.2
Feb 2012
Add :: Ramrod Ranch June 2011 (Photos)
Convert :: zBanner theme: Photo, Mountain and About pages
12.1
Jan 2012
Add ;; Ansel Adams Aug 2012 (Mountains)
Update :: Copyright to include 2012
11.5
Nov 2011
Move :: Hawaii from Global Escapes to new Hawaii section (Destinations)
Add :: Kauai page (Destinations)
Move :: Alaska 2011 trip (Destinations)
11.4
Oct 2011
Fix :: WorldMap links (Home)
11.3
May 2011
Revise :: Yosemite Photo Trips
~ Clustered all Yosemite Valley photo trips under 1 main page
~ Added 4 new sub-sections: 1-Winter, 2- Moonbow, 3- Night Time, 4- Day Trips
~ Disassembled Yosemite 2009 + 2010 Photo Trips and added to above sections as applicable
Add :: Feb 2011 Winter/Firefall & Apr 2011 Moonbow (Yosemite)
Add :: Yellowstone picture taken by Ronn E Harding - Many thanks for his generosity
11.2
Apr 2011
Add :: Winter Wolf trip (Photos)
Fix :: Misc link and strays
11.1
Jan 2011
Add :: Wildflowers (zCollections)
Update :: Source publication acknowledgments (Site)
Fix :: Misc link and strays
Update :: Copyright to include 2011
10.5
Nov 2010
Add :: Yosemite Hi-Camps (Mountains)
Add :: London 2010 (Global)
Fix :: Misc link and strays
10.4
Aug 2010
Added Istanbul 2010 (Global)
10.3
Apr 2010
Add :: Alaska 2010 (Destinations)
Revise :: World Map to set a single pop-up page to navigate within
10.2
Mar 2010
Add :: Yosemite 2010 (Photo)
Repair :: Background source (Destinations)
10.1
Jan 2010
Revise :: zScapes theme
~ 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 Año Nuevo page (California~Destinations)
Repair :: Nav links thru entire site
9.7
Nov 2009
Add :: California page (POV)
Add :: Oct 2009 Hawaii trip (Hawaii~Destinations)
Repair :: Nav links within the Photo series
Add :: Yosemite PCT 2009 (Mountains)
Revise :: Collections
~ 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
Add :: Wildlife selections (Collections)
Fix :: Menu navigation in POV section
Add : Ansel Adams 2009 (Mountains)
9.6
Aug 2009
Add :: Quick Trip Alaska Jul 2009 & Hawaii 2009 (Destination)
9.5
Jul 2009
Apply :: 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
9.4
May 2009
Add :: Yosemite Moonbow 2009 (Photos)
Add :: Iditarod 2009 (Photos)
Add :: Rotating banners on home page
Revise :: Galleries to show in descending order
9.3
Apr 2009
Convert :: Views to v09 background
9.2
Mar 2009
"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
Mar 2009
Convert :: Views to v09 background
8.4
Dec 2008
Add: Kansas & Oklahoma high points 2008 (Mountains)
8.3
Nov 2008
Add :: Kennedy Lake 2008 (Mountains)
Revise :: v08 backgrounds to Bluestar + Navy
8.2
Jun 2008
Reformat :: Home page
Add :: Hetch Hetchy 2008 (Photo)
Add :: Hetch Hetchy to galleries (Peaks, Wildlife)
8.1
Feb 2008
Reformat :: Galleries
~ Add :: Peaks II
~ Revise :: v07 backgrounds (Wildlife~Galleries)
Add :: 2007 trip pics to galleries (Peaks, Wildlife, Trees)
7.6
Nov 2007
Add :: Lembert Dome Sep 2007 (Photos)
7.5
Oct 2007
Add :: High Sierra Peaks Aug 2007 (Mountains)
7.4
Sep 2007
Add :: Yosemite North Dome 2007 (Photos)
7.3
Aug 2007
Add :: Photo Home Page
Move :: Elks 2002 (Photos)
Add :: Yellowstone 2007 (Photos)
Revise :: 2007 Theme to 925x format and vertical nav bars
Revise :: Home pages to 2x2 view
7.2
Mar 2007
Add :: Tahiti 2006 (Global)
Revise :: Complete Peak page
Apply :: 2007 theme
Add :: Yosemite 2006 peaks (Yosemite~Galleries)
7.1
Jan 2007
Add : PCT Sep 2006 (Mountains) & lakes (Galleries)
Revise :: Home page to new 2007 theme
Split :: Lake Gallery & added lake visit participants
Restore :: Early Lake pictures & revised 2007 theme
6.3
Nov 2006
Add : Yosemite Aug 2006 (Mountains)
Apply :: Dark blue theme to Navigation bars
6.2
Aug 2006
Apply :: 2007 theme Dark Blue (Site)
Split :: Granite Dome Aug 2003 trip into three pages
Clean up :: POV graphics
6.1
Apr 2006
Add :: Quick Trips t(Mountain Magic)
Update :: Gear page
Update :: Wildlife page
Revise :: Document background (POV, About)
5.4
Nov 2005
Add ::Tri-Wilderness 200 (Mountains)
Implement :: New BP Trip template (Map, Trip Tales, Trip Pics)
Update :: Peak, Lake and Tree galleries
5.3
Jul 2005
Add :: Khutzeymateen 2005 (Global)
~ First all digital photo source trip
5.2
May 2005
Apply :: 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
Repair :: Broken links
5.1
Jan 2005
Add :: Hoover 2004 (Mountains)
Add ;; Popup sub-menus
Repair :: Broken links
Remove :: Map section
Update :: Copyright to include 2005
4.3
Jul 2004
Add :: BC Grizzly 2004 (Global)
Add :: BC Bears (Wildlife~Galleries)
Simplify :: Navigation bar types
Rename :: Backpacking trips to reflect visited area
4.2
Mar 2004
Add :: Drop down menus for Lake Gallery and removed side bars
Add : Caribbean and London sections (Global)
Add :: Underscore to zMaps to improve navigation
Add :: Hyperlinks to zScapes designed sites
4.1
Jan 2004
Expand :: Navigation options at end of set
Update :: Copyright to include 2004
4.1
Jan 2004
Expand :: Navigation options at end of set
Update :: Copyright to include 2004
3.6
Dec 2003
Redesign :: Peak Gallery by Wilderness region and pop up windows
Redesign :: Peak Gallery pop up windows to Lake Gallery format
Design :: Pop up windows expanded to include additional pics after descriptive text
Add :: 2003 peak visits (Peak Gallery)
Move :: Image Gallery pics to View and Wildlife Galleries
Add :: Wildlife Gallery
3.5
Nov 2003
Add :: 26 Emigrant Lakes (Lakes Galleries)
Add :: 2 Hoover Lakes (Lakes Galleries)
Add : 1 Yosemite Lake (Lakes Galleries)
Redesign :: zMaps utilizing vertical slicing
3.4
Oct 2003
Add :: Over The Dome 2003 (Mountains)
Redesign :: Mountain Magic page formats and backgrounds
Redesign :: Home page formats and backgrounds
Redesign :: zGallery for direct gallery access
Format :: New Gallery pages
Redesign :: Navigation rollover buttons
3.3
Jun 2003
Add :: Costa Rica 1998 (Global)
3.2
Apr 2003
Convert:: Namo Web Editor
~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
Add :: Elk Photo 2002 (Photo)
Add :: Yosemite Peaks 2002 (Mountains)
3.1
Jan 2003
Conversion to Namo Web Editor due phase out of Trellix Web Editor
2.2
May 2002
Design :: Clean look concept
~ New Home Page
~ New Page headers
~ Version 4 Navigation Tools
~ Redirect Email
2.1
Mar 2002
Add : AOE National Parks 2001 (Global)
1.3
Nov 2001
Add :: zGallery images
Add : Lertoria Odyssey 2001 (Mountains)
Add :: Emigrant Maps New background (Home)
1.2
May 2001
Add :: HTML Tags for listing with search engines
1.1
Nov 2000
Design :: Trellis Web Editor
~ New background for Home Page
~ New navigation tool
Add :: Tower Lake 2000 (Mountains)
Add :: History of George and Mark (Mountains)
Expand :: zGallery Lake section
1.0
May 2000
Initial design and content with Trellix Web Editor
May our paths & errands meet

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