Tag Archives: California

Furnace Creek Inn

Beautiful setting.  This is the luxury resort lodging in Death Valley National Park.  Not exactly a campground.  Originally built in 1927, it still looked pretty swanky in 2009.  I stayed in a more modest section of the park, resembling an upscale … Continue reading

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El Capitan

One of the most popular rock climbing sites in North America is the 3,000′ shear rock face of El Capitan.  The granite monolith is an iconic figure of Yosemite NP of northern California. At 7:00 AM this road is deserted, … Continue reading

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Moro Rock

A mere 400 steps to the top of Moro Rock provides a panoramic view of Sequoia National Park in northern California.  Its elevation is only 6,725′ but it provides a clear view of the much taller peaks along the western … Continue reading

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Giant Sequoia Trees

The Sequoia tree is so large that getting a photo of the entire tree is impossible without a wide-angle lens.  I used a 16 mm wide-angle lens on this shot, but still had to back up about 100 yards to … Continue reading

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Pacific Lupine

In the southwest corner of Yosemite NP there is a small town named Wanona, CA.  I was doing a bit of exploring, which is a nice way of saying, “I was snooping around”. In the back of this broken down abandoned … Continue reading

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