Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Apparently, poppies hate wind. So do I. Each spring, poppies and other wildflowers blanket the 1,800 acre / 728 hectare Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, California. It's something that I've wanted to see since moving to California. The poppies were right at their peak last week, so I drove up on Saturday, 20 … Continue reading Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest

It's October and that means it was road trip time (I'm in a rut—this is the third year in a row that I've taken a road trip the first week of October). If you really want the gory details of the entire trip, you can read about them here. Suffice it to say, it was … Continue reading The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

My trip to the Alabama Hills last month really inspired me, so I decided to return for the three-day Veterans Day weekend. It was a short trip, but a rewarding one. Saturday's sunrise wasn't as spectacular as the one for my trip in October, but decent nonetheless. I also took a little detour up Whitney … Continue reading Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe

The first week of October 2017, I took a long-awaited photographic excursion from San Diego up the eastern Sierra to Lake Tahoe. Visited places included the Alabama Hills, Manzanar National Historic Site, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, June Lake, and Bodie State Historical Park on my way to Lake Tahoe. You can read about the full … Continue reading Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe

Joshua Tree NP & Mojave National Preserve, 2013

The Joshua trees in 2013 were supposed to be in a "once-in-a-century" bloom, so I hopped in my car and drove up from San Diego to check them out. My timing may have been off a tad, but there were still plenty of blossoms to be seen.