Sego Canyon, Utah, USA

Native American Rock Art

Native American Pictographs from the Fremont Period.

Amir’s Garden
An Oasis inside an Oasis.

A volunteer-managed garden with Griffith Park.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

An Oasis within a Megalopolis.

The largest public park within the city limits.

Placerita Canyon

Gold was mined here back in the day.

Placerita Canyon Natural Area

Dreamland Motel

Interstate 95 accelerated the decline of the old motels.

Dreamland Motel is located in Sylvania, GA.

Hollywood Boulevard (night)

World famous Hollywood Blvd. after an evening rain shower.

Hollywood Blvd. is iconic & recognized the world over.

Backbone Trail

Backbone trail runs along the Santa Monica Mountains.

Backbone trail can be accessed from several locations.

Lost Coast

Don’t get lost on the Lost Coast.

The Lost Coast is a mostly natural and undeveloped area of the California North Coast in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, which includes the King Range.

Mission Point

You’re on a mission to Mission Peak.

Mission Point, better known as “Mission Peak” to locals, is a spur of Oat Mountain. It is 2,771 ft high. In Los Angeles County, Southern California, it is the second highest peak of the Santa Susana Mountains after Oat Mountain.

Hummingbird Trail

Get out to Simi Valley and hike this trail.

Hummingbird Trail allows hikers the opportunity to get up close looks at some great geology while enjoying wide-ranging views of the Simi Valley/Santa Susana Pass area.

Kodachrome Basin

Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away…

67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers reveal 180 million years of geologic time.

Devil’s Punchbowl

The Devil made me do it…

Devil’s Punchbowl is a tilted sandstone formation on the northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County, California, at an elevation of 4,750 feet.

Sandstone Peak

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Sandstone Peak, also known as Mount Allen, is a mountain in Ventura County, California, and the highest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains with an elevation of 3,114 feet (949 m).

Little Tujunga Canyon Power Lines

Power gotta come from somewhere…

This is the best site about power lines in CA. BoomCalifornia (ext link)

Castle Butte

A Rockhounder’s paradise.

Check out this external link to an old OOP Booklet:

Old Maps for Rockhounds (ext link)

Castle Butte is a popular source of petrified palm wood, chalcedony, Jasper, Opalite, and Agate. There are several collecting areas around Castle Butte, which is a mountain located about 8 miles north-northwest of North Edwards.

Brown Butte

Another Rockhounder’s paradise.

Brown Butte or Lonely Butte is located in the Mojave Desert north of Edwards AFB. Here’s a nice link. Field Trip

Cascade Canyon

Lapis Lazuli can be found in this area.

Rare lapis lazuli is found in the upper reaches of Cascade Canyon. Very steep and treacherous!

Here’s a great link with more info.

Afton Canyon

The Grand Canyon of the Mojave.

The Mojave river cuts through this spectacular landscape north of Barstow, CA.

Here’s a great link with more info.

Afton Canyon II

The Grand Canyon of the Mojave.

Afton Canyon was carved by water draining from ancient Manix Lake.

Here’s a great link with more info.

Vasquez Rocks

The legendary filming location for so many movies.

This rock formation is in hundreds maybe thousands of films and videos.

Eaton Canyon

Eaton Canyon lies nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Here’s a nice link with more about the hike into Eaton Canyon

Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is 57 miles north of Las Vegas.

The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago.

Leona Valley

Where the Sierra Pelona Mountains kiss the Mojave Desert.

Photos from a little day trip to northern Los Angeles county.

Rodman Wilderness Area

As remote a location as they come, but very rewarding if you can find it.

This location has some of the best Native American pictographs in all of Southern California.

Boron Estates Abandoned Facility

A once minimum security prison work camp now long abandoned to the high desert.

It’s a glimpse into an apocalyptic possible future.

Death Valley Super Bloom

Once in a while the desert erupts with flowers.

It’s called a ‘super bloom’ and it attracts more people than insects, but it’s a must go-see if you can make it there in time.

Verdugo Mountains

A lovely little mountain range between Burbank and Crescenta Highlands, CA

The Verdugo Mountains is laced with perfect day hike trails with spectacular views of Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles.