Native American Rock Art
Native American Pictographs from the Fremont Period.
An Oasis inside an Oasis.
A volunteer-managed garden with Griffith Park.
An Oasis within a Megalopolis.
The largest public park within the city limits.
Gold was mined here back in the day.
Placerita Canyon Natural Area
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 runs along the Santa Monica Mountains.
Backbone trail can be accessed from several locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The legendary filming location for so many movies.
This rock formation is in hundreds maybe thousands of films and videos.
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.
Where the Sierra Pelona Mountains kiss the Mojave Desert.
Photos from a little day trip to northern Los Angeles county.
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.
A once minimum security prison work camp now long abandoned to the high desert.
It’s a glimpse into an apocalyptic possible future.
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.
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.
Local Hardware store orchids I photographed and edited
They’re like little alien creatures.