Category Archives: California

Yosemite National Park – The High Sierras

The northern boundary of Yosemite National Park follows a ridge that runs east/west, and starts, on the west, with Tower Peak, and then continues eastward with Ehrnbeck Peak, Crown Point, Slide Mountain, the Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Peak. Tower Peak … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – Tuolomne Meadows

Tuolomne Meadows is another gem. Beautiful in and of itself, it is surrounded on all sides by sublime scenery. The Tuolomne River passes through the Meadows, coming from the crest of the Sierras and descending into a remote gorge, the … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – Tenaya Lake

The Tioga Road passes the trail head for May Lake, then Olmstedt Point, Tenaya Lake, and the climbing venues on the Stately Pleasure Dome and Pywiack Dome. May Lake, 2019. Olmstedt Point. Views to the west. Views to the east. … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park – The Valley

I’ve been coming and going from Yosemite for a long time. Yosemite Valley (and the balance of the park that surrounds it) is in a class by itself – first, for its spectacular granite architecture, and then for its waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Water Birds, Alameda CA, Fall 2019

Migratory seabirds abound in the Bay Area in the winter months. And they are much more approachable than the migratory seabirds we get along the Rio Grande, in New Mexico. It must be that they are exposed to so many … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos, ABQ to Oakland, 9-26-2019

On September 26, I flew Southwest Airlines from Albuquerque to Oakland. This route usually provides views of the Grand Canyon and the Sierras,  but the vagaries of seating in the plane, the clarity of the windows, the time of day  … Continue reading

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California Scenes, 9-26 to 10-6-19

I flew Southwest Airlines from Albuquerque to Oakland on 9-26-19. Photos from that flight can be found here: believesteve.org/2019/12/17/southwest-airlines-abq-to-oakland-9-26-2019/ I was picked up at the airport by my son, Ethan, after which we drove to Penngrove (in Sonoma County), to … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos, Oakland to Phoenix, 12-29-18

Aerial photos seen in other posts were taken on Southwest Airlines flights . This time I was flying American. Phoenix comes up soon after crossing the Colorado River.

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California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #3

We left the Bay Area by way of Sonora Pass and then turned south on Hwy 395, which follows along the east side of the Sierras. You can’t beat the great mountain scenery that the drive down Hwy 395 brings … Continue reading

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California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #2

We drove north from Jalama Beach to the San Francisco Bay Area, where two families of our children and grandchildren reside. My son Ethan and wife Flo live in Albany, and my step-daughter Laina and family (The Levys) live in … Continue reading

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