Category Archives: Landscapes

Sunset over Rocky Beach, Garrapata, California

Waves crash on Rocky Beach in Garrapata State Park, California, at sunset.  Located just south of Carmel, and at the gateway to Big Sur, Garrapata offers 2-miles of coastal hiking, peak hikes, and a rocky beach.  Garrapata State Park is … Continue reading

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Little Sur River in Big Sur, California

The Little Sur River flows through the Ventana wilderness and into the Pacific Ocean.  According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Little Sur River is one of the best streams in the U.S. for Steelhead, which is … Continue reading

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McWay Falls, Big Sur, California

McWay Falls in Big Sur, CA, is one of only two waterfalls in California that flows directly into the ocean.  Just off Highway 1 in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Mcway Falls is one of the most picturesque locations in … Continue reading

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Our 10 Favorite Photos of 2014

Our 10 favorite photos of 2014 (in no particular order) are… 1) Artists Palette at Sunset, Death Valley, California The sunset cooperated quite nicely for this photo, with the clouds lighting up in a brilliant display of pinks and yellows.  … Continue reading

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Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park, CA

These beehive-shaped kilns were erected in 1877 with the purpose of converting pinyon and juniper trees into charcoal for use in two nearby silver mines.  The kilns are 25 feet high and well-preserved.  In fact, they are considered to be … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

This rock window arch was photographed along a hiking trail in Red Rock Canyon State Park.  Red Rock Canyon offers desert scenery, badlands, interesting rock formations as well as the opportunity for hiking and camping.  Red Rock Canyon State Park … Continue reading

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Moving Rocks, The Racetrack, Death Valley National Park, CA

                                The moving rocks are an interesting natural phenomenon that occur at an area called “The Racetrack” in Death Valley National Park, California.  When conditions … Continue reading

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Artist’s Palette at Sunset, Death Valley National Park, CA

Artist’s Palette is is famous for its varying rock colors, located along Artist’s Drive in Death Valley National Park, California.  This beautiful 9-mile, one-way loop road provides evidence of Death Valley’s volcanic past.  The highlight of the drive is Artists’s … Continue reading

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA

These are the Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park.  The sand dunes form when sand from eroded canyons and washes is blown by the wind and gets trapped between the mountain ranges. These sand dunes are home to … Continue reading

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Rain over Oregon Mountains

A storm passed over the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, bringing much needed rain.  This photo was taken in late summer from the West Rim Drive of Crater Lake National Park.

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