Monday, July 11, 2011

Camping in Mammoth Lakes

We spent this weekend camping near Mammoth Lakes, CA. It was a beautiful area, but a bit far. On Saturday, we visited nearby Mammoth Mountain (apparently a huge skiing attraction with southern Californians) and Devil's Postpile National Monument during the day and Mono Lake during the evening. We also drove through Yosemite on the way there and back (stopping a bit more on the way back). I spent a good deal of our visit to Devil's Postpile playing with the fisheye lens. Since the experiences were fairly different, I split them into separate sets..

Camping / Devil's Postpile:
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Mono Lake:
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Camping at Big Basin

We went camping this last weekend in Big Basin Redwood State Park. Despite me forgetting to put the sleeping bags in the car (doh!), it was a great weekend. We got to try out our new tent, eat some food cooked over a fire, see some big trees, hang out with friends and go on a long hike. Here are the pictures (most are just from our hike)

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P.S. It's been a while since there have been any updates here.. I've got lots of pictures to share, but only so much time to write about things. I'm hoping to write about at least some of the older photo sets, but you can see the un-blogged-about sets on my Flickr page.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Henry Coe State Park

Another hike today using the GPS tracker with no SLR. This time there were no weird glitches where it said we went 12mph. When we got back to the park offices, we were greeted with a great view of a spectacular sunset. Since I didn't have the SLR, a pic from the iPhone with a washed out sky is all you get.


Henry Coe

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Yosemite - Round Two

I went back to Yosemite this weekend, but this time with Nam and Tim - this time just to take pictures. We stayed in a heated tent-cabin, which stayed fairly warm considering the only thing between us and temps in the upper twenties was a giant piece of canvas with holes in it. It was a great time, and as always a beautiful park! It was supposed to rain on Sunday which was kind of a downer, but we woke up Sunday morning (and a lot through the night) to the sound of fresh snow hitting the tent. They say I'm getting spoiled by only seeing Yosemite with fresh snow, but that's ok.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Alum Rock Park

Trying a different method of sharing hikes this time. The GPS tracker on my phone got a little messed up at the end and threw us off a bit for the last little leg of the hike, but is pretty accurate for the most part. I also forgot to start it before we began, so that I think it evens out the little hiccup at the end.

Alum Rock

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Sunol Regional Wilderness

It took me a while to get these posted, but here's a few from our hike a couple of weeks ago at Sunol Regional Wilderness with Tim and Laura. At this point, I don't remember much about the hike but do remember that it was nice and want to go back sometime.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Point Reyes

I went with Tim up to Point Reyes on our first Monday back in California to check things out and take some photos. It's a really cool place, but don't be deceived by the map - it's huge! We got a little caught up hiking in the Tomales Point elk preserve and almost missed the sunset. Definitely worth another trip or two since I feel like we barely got a taste for all it had to offer.

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