My day here in Lava Beds NM almost always starts with a solitary walk up around the Cave Loop Road. It ends up being about a 2.5-mile trek and gets my day started nicely! I usually do not carry my camera with me on… Continue Reading “Morning Walks at Lava Beds NM”
We embarked on our final day trip to Crater Lake this past week before leaving the Northern California area. For some reason, the dead tree trunks with their twisted roots and branches kept catching my eye along the trail! We hiked part of the… Continue Reading “Crater Lake Finale”
Finally got out to get a Milky Way shot – taken on the Cave Loop Road in Lava Beds National Monument near the Catacombs Cave entrance! 🙂
Although not technically adjacent to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, Diamond Lake is a short drive north of the northern most section of the road and is in the shadow of two volcanic peaks – Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey. It resides within the… Continue Reading “Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway Part IV”
I’ll get back to my Volcanic Legacy Byway tour next time, but could not resist this quick posting of a family of ducks taking it easy on a log in Diamond Lake! 🙂
This mule deer decided to hang out in our campsite the other day totally oblivious to our presence. There was something at the base of the Western Juniper tree that seemed very tasty to him!
The view from our campsite in Lava Beds National Monument shows how stark the landscape is here. Last night, the full moon was rising just to the right of the above photo behind one of the cinder cones to the south of us. It… Continue Reading “Lava Beds Full Moon”
I was in heaven when we came upon an area in the northern part of Big Sur where loads and loads of pelicans congregate! We spent quite a bit of time hiking along the cliffs here and watching these fascinating birds!