Category Archives: Outdoors

Road Trip through Utah, Part 2

This is the second part of the story of my Utah Road Trip. Part one is available, here: Having spent the previous day roaming around both inside the park, and its environs, day two was devoted to exploring the shuttle stops that I missed the first day. Each stop is the home to several […]

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Road Trip to Utah — Zion National park

In April, I took a trip to Southern Utah. Originally, I wanted to go to Monument Valley, but, by the time I got back to Southern California, I had visited Zion Canyon, Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Kodachrome Basin, and driven 1,000 miles of backroads — and finally got to Monument Valley, returning home eleven days […]

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Infrared (IR) Photos — Newport Pier, Balboa Peninsula, CA

Infrared photography is great when there are lots of white clouds. Today, I just couldn’t resist going to the Newport Pier. While technically part of Newport Beach, CA, the Newport Pier is on the Balboa Peninsula. There are two piers on the Balboa Peninsula. The Newport Pier is the first one. Further down the peninsula […]

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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

I know — it’s hard to think of the “wilderness’ when you are sitting, in traffic, on the 405. Still, Southern California, and especially Orange County, has an abundance of wilderness areas. OK, these aren’t places where you fly in, via on a float plane, like Alaska. And you don’t really need a 4-wheel drive […]

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