Monday, July 21, 2014
It's always fun to get up with the sun and go in to the park. I like to pick a single area with rock formations to wander about and explore. As I slowly move about, in and out of the rocks, I follow the light as it continually changes. I was photographing some other rocks and then turned around and saw this dramatic shot. What a treat.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
There's lots to see and do on this hike. Instead of going from the parking lot straight up to the mine, we went the long way around. It starts out with a nice, lush valley full of vegetation, then heads up over rocky ground to an overlook of the Pinto Basin and down the other side to the mine area. Unfortunately, the mine area had a burn a couple of years back, so it looks more like a WWI battleground. Probably the best hike for now, would be the long way until you get to the top and then turn around and come back the same way, beautiful views the whole way.
|Pinto Basin View From The Top|
|Pushing Up From The Earth|
|Valley View of Mine in Distance|
|Old Campsite With Fireplace On The Way Up|
Friday, June 20, 2014
I got up early the other day and went over to the 'Hall of Horrors' rock climbing area near Ryan Mt. I wanted to try out a my new Olympus 12-40 2.8 lens which I've been coveting since it's release. This is a fun area just to wander around, in and out of the rocks and do a little bouldering. There are all sorts of little caves, a slot canyon (which I couldn't find) and an interesting mix of vegetation. I have to ask someone where that slot canyon is...