Hiking into the trees at Tomales Bay State Park and Hearts Desire Beach was like steping into another world. Early morning here is just pure magic.
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From Favorite Photos of 2015
My first visit to Valley View in Yosemite. I can't believe I missed this the last couple times I was there!
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The Wide Canyon
The enormity of Fern Canyon just envelopes you.
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Lavender Fields Forever
The sun starts to set behind the mountain as I head back up the trail out of Bumpass Hell, Lassen National Park.
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Magic on the Mountain
The last light of the day shines on Half Dome. Glacier Point in Yosemite is hands down the best place for sunset in the park.
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A stop along Hwy 101 to check out the Klamath River just after sunrise.
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From On The Road
Klamath River Bears
On both ends of the bridge spanning the Klamath river, golden bears keep watch.
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A banana slug hangs out in Fern Canyon.
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From Fern Canyon
A little rock art in Fern Canyon
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A swirling fern tendril gets the pretty treatment.
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Bright green Ivy grows from an old tree stump in the middle of Fern Canyon.
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End of the Canyon
As I hit a dead end in Fern Canyon, I turn back and survey where I've been and the way out.
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This place is just amazing! The walls covered with life that seems to go all the way to the sky.
Entering the Canyon
Foot paths entering Fern Canyon. What an awesome place!
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A posted sign attempts to explain the Vortex at the House of Mystery and The Oregon Vortex. I still don't quite get it. :)
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From House Of Mystery
Cabin In The Woods
An out cabin at the House of Mystery ~ Gold Hill, OR.
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The End Of The Trail
The End of the Bumpass Hell trail. You wouldn't expect to find a turquois pool surrounded by forest in the middle of this desolate place, yet here it is.
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From Lassen Volcanic National Park
Bumpass Hell Pools
The Bumpass Hell trail as it winds pass steaming pools.
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She's Gonna Blow
One of many vents at Bumpass Hell, this one looks like a mini volcano ready to blow any minute.
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The path to hell is...
The trail to Bumpass Hell feels like hiking the rim of the world.
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Termal activity has created a sort of crater scape where mineral pools dot the landscape.
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On the way to Bumpass Hell I was treated to this awesome view of Lassen Peak.
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The Merced River flowing through Yosemite Valley.
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View of the Merced River flowing through Yosemite Valley. Water was still and smooth making beautiful reflections.
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Amazing Washburn Point
Washburn Point in Yosemite National Park offers amazing views of Half Dome, Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls.
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Tunnel View Redemption
One of the most famous views of Yosemite National Park is Tunnel View. First time I shot this scene, it didn't turn out well. This past trip I found redemption.
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