Archive for the ‘Scenic Trips’ Category

A Wise Truism for the day

May 22nd, 2009

This photo was contributed by Robert Brown — taken somewhere in Montana…

Contributed by Bob Brown

Contributed by Bob Brown


Knob Hill Rockcrawling near ‘Vegas

April 25th, 2009
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The Blogs launched last week. Here is a short post I did this morning about the Knob Hill area. A favorite spot of mine for looking for arrowheads and spear points near Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Half Dome?

March 19th, 2009

As seen from Patterson, California

As seen from Patterson, California

I don’t know the name of the photographer for this photo, but it was sent to us by RTA Photo Contributor Bob Brown. Here is his accompanying e-memo:

I just encountered this image of Yosemite Valley taken from the Patterson area on a Yosemite forum. I was rather amused when I read some posts that doubted the integrity of the photo, and others who worked out mapping probabilities, etc.

In March, 1971, I had a unique experience that I still recall very vividly: The San Joaquin Valley experienced a rare arctic weather front: Cold and windy weather that clears the smog out, providing extremely good visibility. I stood in the second story campus library, looked east over Monte Vista Avenue (“Mountain View,” in Spanish), up the Merced River Canyon and into “Joe Schmidt Valley.” I wish now that I had photographed the phenomenon.

I posted essentially the same information to the Yosemite forum, and it will be interesting to see if any doubt my accuracy.

It is really an interesting view and one that I could never have imagined would be possible. I didn’t think Half Dome was tall enough to be seen outside of Yosemite Valley. Have you ever seen this view?

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Racetrack Playa

February 15th, 2009

Here are some images I shot of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park in April, 2006. Here is an article that describes part of that journey.


Happy Birthday Oregon

February 14th, 2009

Today isn’t just Valentine’s Day, it’s also Oregon’s birthday, and a big one at that: 150 years. Just thought I’d mark the occasion with one or two photos from my trip of 2007.

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