Category Archives: Hiking

Joshua Tree NP Camping Trip

In mid-November I decided that an overnight camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park was in order.  It would give me a chance to do a sunset shoot, get a good night’s sleep, and be up early for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Zion

In early November, I joined a group of fellow photographers from the camera club to which I belong for a 5-day outing to Zion National Park in Utah.  While I had heard a bit about Zion and had seen photos … Continue reading

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Summertime …

A number of friends have finally shamed me enough to get off my but and update my blog/website. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything worth writing about, rather it’s that I’ve been busy doing those things and just … Continue reading

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Point Campground – Kananaskis Country

Sometime back in early May, a friend posted an article on Facebook which listed the “Top 25 Campsites in Canada”.  One of the campgrounds listed was Berg Lake which I wrote about last summer.  It truly is spectacular. Another one was … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Winter Wind-down

Several weeks ago I stopped in at my insurance broker’s office to drop off a document and he commented that he had been following my blog.  That reminded me that I hadn’t posted anything in a while.  And now that … Continue reading

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A Busy Month

The past month has been a busy one in the desert, with lots of cycling, hiking, photography excursions, visits from friends, and a host of other activities. Rather than go into a lot of detail, I will just highlight some of … Continue reading

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Ladders/Painted Canyon Hike

In the Mecca Hills, above the town of Mecca, CA, east of the Salton Sea, is a hike  sometimes simply referred to as “the ladders”. I recently went on this hike with a couple of friends, who were visiting us, … Continue reading

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Carey’s Castle

Sometime in 1935, a 21 year-old Arthur Lloyd Cary arrived in the Coachella Valley along with his wife Elaine and their child.  Settling in Holtville, Cary worked at first as a vegetable truck driver.  In the late ’30’s, likely about 1938, the … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Hike

A short 45 minute drive to Joshua Tree, CA left me time to enjoy the $4.99 Breakfast Special at the Joshua Tree Saloon before meeting up with my hiking companions at the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center. In the … Continue reading

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Calcite Mine and Slots Hike

Today I met up with a group to hike up to a calcite mine and through some slot canyons west of the Salton Sea on the edge of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  The hike was led by Dave … Continue reading

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