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Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes


Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes at Convict Lake

Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes at Convict Lake

Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes are the author and photographer of Eastern Sierra And Death Valley Camping With Privacy: Your Guide To The Most Private Campsites Near Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Death Valley, And Beyond. They also write the I Love The Eastern Sierra Blog.

Kimberly is a freelance writer who has had more than 600 articles appear in publications such as Sacramento Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Under her maiden name of Kimberly Pryor, she authored The Indestructible Relationship: Support and Understand Each Other Better During Grief, Illness, And All Life’s Stressful Moments. The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition (EPIC) chose The Indestructible Relationship as the best non-fiction ebook of 2012.

Patrick is a professional photographer who earned acclaim for his exhibit The Four Seasons of Pyramid Lake, which was featured for a year at the Pyramid Lake Museum and Cultural Center. He spent two years living at Pyramid Lake capturing the beauty of the area and chronicling the lives of the Paiute Indians. He is known for his landscape photos, his black and white portraits, and his animal photos. He was the official photographer for Nevada’s 150-year celebration and also is the official photographer for the annual Fort Ross Festival.

Kimberly and Patrick are a husband and wife team. The Eastern Sierra holds a special place in their hearts because Patrick proposed to Kimberly at The Restaurant at Convict Lake in September 2012. The first trip they ever took together was to Death Valley.