My name is Don M. Deck. The nickname "Mountain Mouse" was given to me early in the 1960's by "Dutch" Meyer, a friend who went on many backpacking trips with me and Explorer Post 360. Explorer Post 360 was called "The Mountaineers" and provided a backpacking, rock climbing and snowshoeing program for High School age boys in the Fletcher Hills area of LaMesa, California near San Diego. I was the adult leader for ten years.
I am a life member of the American Alpine Club and the Sierra Club. I have extensively backpacked and climbed in the Sierra Nevada of California since 1958.
Space Shuttle View of where I live
I was able to move to the Eastern Sierra in 1974 and lived in Lone Pine, in the shadow of Mt. Whitney (highest peak in the lower 48 states), for almost twenty years.
I retired from the County of Inyo in 1993 and moved in 1994 to the Sunny Slopes area near Toms Place in Mono County ... about half way between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes ... where I presently live.
The sunset in the page banner was photographed from Owens Gorge Road near my home on August 17, 2001.
This website was created to showcase my large collection of pictures taken during over 40 years of wilderness travel. I hope you enjoy them.
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Here are some winter pictures of my house in January 2006 and January 2008.