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  1.  Pinnacles.   15 May 2005, Sunday.   California,
         May 15, 2005
  California  
  2.  Death Valley.   8 April 2007, Sunday.   Death Valley Hikes California,
         Apr 8, 2007
  Death Valley, California, Hikes  
  3.  Death Valley.   9 April 2007, Monday.   Death Valley Hikes California,
         Apr 9, 2007
  Death Valley, California, Hikes  
  4.  Backpacking with Buddy.   18 June 2020, Thursday.   Film Trinity Alps California,
         Jun 18, 2020
  Trinity Alps, California, Film  
  5.  Trinity Alps.   19 June 2020, Friday.   Film Panorama Trinity Alps California,
         Jun 19, 2020
  Film, Trinity Alps, California, Panorama  
  6.  Around Death Valley.   4 July 2020, Saturday.   Death Valley Film Motorcycles California,
         Jul 4, 2020
  Film, Death Valley, California, Motorcycles  
  7.  Hiking up Half Dome.   14 July 2020, Tuesday.   Film Hiking Yosemite California,
         Jul 14, 2020
  California, Yosemite, Film, Hiking  
  8.  More from Half Dome.   15 July 2020, Wednesday.   Film Hiking Yosemite California,
         Jul 15, 2020
  California, Yosemite, Film, Hiking  
  9.  Hiking in Yosemite.   16 July 2020, Thursday.   Film Hiking Yosemite California,
         Jul 16, 2020
  Film, Yosemite, California, Hiking  
10.  At the top of Mount Tam.   17 July 2020, Friday.   Film California,
         Jul 17, 2020
  California, Film  
11.  Marin headlands hikers.   20 July 2020, Monday.   Film Hiking California,
         Jul 20, 2020
  Film, California, Hiking  
12.  Hot and dry.   24 July 2020, Friday.   Death Valley Film California,
         Jul 24, 2020
  California, Death Valley, Film  
13.  East Bay hike.   28 July 2020, Tuesday.   Film Hiking California,
         Jul 28, 2020
  California, Film, Hiking  
14.  Big Basin State Park.   22 August 2020, Saturday.   Santa Cruz California,
         Aug 22, 2020
  California, Santa Cruz  
15.  Mountain, meadow, lake.   24 September 2020, Thursday.   Yosemite California,
         Sep 24, 2020
  Yosemite, California  
16.  Driving with a fish eye.   29 September 2020, Tuesday.   Cars Santa Cruz California,
         Sep 29, 2020
  Santa Cruz, California, Cars  
 
 
 
1. Pinnacles
15 May 2005.   California 
1. Pinnacles
15 May 2005.  California.
 
 
 
 
Green, gold, and blue
     
 
 
 
Green, gold, and blue
     
 
 
 
Green, gold, and blue
     
 
 

 
 
 
2. Death Valley
8 April 2007.   Death Valley, Hikes, California 
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2. Death Valley
8 April 2007.  Death Valley, Hikes, California.
 
 
 
 
Death Valley
     
 
 
 
Death Valley
     
 
 
 
Death Valley
     
 
 
Last Rites
     
 
 
 
Last Rites
     
 
 
 
Last Rites
     
 
 
Paul on a hike
     
 
 
 
Paul on a hike
     
 
 
 
Paul on a hike
     
 
 
Paul hiking in Death Valley
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking in Death Valley
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking in Death Valley
     
 
 

 
 
 
3. Death Valley
9 April 2007.   Death Valley, Hikes, California 
3. Death Valley
9 April 2007.  Death Valley, Hikes, California.
 
 
 
 
Paul hiking up Telescope Peak
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking up Telescope Peak
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking up Telescope Peak
     
 
 

 
 
 
4. Backpacking with Buddy
18 June 2020.   Film, Trinity Alps, California 
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4. Backpacking with Buddy
18 June 2020.  Film, Trinity Alps, California.
 
 
 
 

Back in the day, like when we used to ride motorcycles, we occasionally backpacked. Here are a couple of just-scanned photos from a 1996 backpacking trip to the Trinity Alps. The Trinity Alps have the perfect nature trifecta of trees, water and stone. As eye pleasing as Yosemite but with fewer visitors. Buddy the dog accompanied us, he even carried some of his own food.

 
 
 
 
Paul cooking
     
 
 
 
Paul cooking
     
 
 
 
Paul cooking
     
 
 
Colour coordinated
     
 
 
 
Colour coordinated
     
 
 
 
Colour coordinated
     
 
 
5. Trinity Alps
19 June 2020.   Film, Panorama, Trinity Alps, California 
5. Trinity Alps
19 June 2020.  Film, Panorama, Trinity Alps, California.
 
 
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996
     
 
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996
     
 
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996
     
 
 

 
 
 
6. Around Death Valley
4 July 2020.   Death Valley, Film, Motorcycles, California 
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6. Around Death Valley
4 July 2020.  Death Valley, Film, Motorcycles, California.
 
 
 
 

It was 1999 when we headed out yet again for Death Valley via motorcycle. (By car? that's easy.) It was a more successful trip than the previous motorcycle trip.

 
 
 
 
Heading to DV
     
 
 
 
Heading to DV
     
 
 
 
Heading to DV
     
 
 
Panamint Springs
     
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the worn-out motel room.
 
 
 
Panamint Springs
     
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the worn-out motel room.
 
 
 
Panamint Springs
     
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the worn-out motel room.
 
 
Old and new
     
 
 
 
Old and new
     
 
 
 
Old and new
     
 
 
Amargosa Opera House
     
 
 
 
Amargosa Opera House
     
 
 
 
Amargosa Opera House
     
 
 
Beatty's trailer hotel
     

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
 
Beatty's trailer hotel
     

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
 
Beatty's trailer hotel
     

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
7. Hiking up Half Dome
14 July 2020.   Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California 
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7. Hiking up Half Dome
14 July 2020.  Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California.
 
 
 
 

I'm scratching my head to put a date on these scanned photos but I think it's 2001. We met at Yosemite and hiked and hiked until we passed the granite staircase and were at the foot of the cables. Most of us stopped at the cables while a couple were brave (not me) and went all the way to the top.

 
 
 
 
Debbe, Sally, Paul, Emily, Barbara's friend, Barbara & Linda
     
 
 
 
Debbe, Sally, Paul, Emily, Barbara's friend, Barbara & Linda
     
 
 
 
Debbe, Sally, Paul, Emily, Barbara's friend, Barbara & Linda
     
 
 
Paul on his way up Half Dome
     
 
 
 
Paul on his way up Half Dome
     
 
 
 
Paul on his way up Half Dome
     
 
 
The cables to the top of Half Dome
     
 
 
 
The cables to the top of Half Dome
     
 
 
 
The cables to the top of Half Dome
     
 
 
Looking up the cables
     
What you can't see here is the sheer drop off to the sides.
 
 
 
Looking up the cables
     
What you can't see here is the sheer drop off to the sides.
 
 
 
Looking up the cables
     
What you can't see here is the sheer drop off to the sides.
 
 
8. More from Half Dome
15 July 2020.   Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California 
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8. More from Half Dome
15 July 2020.  Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California.
 
 
 
 

A few more of the hikers, the rock, and a waterfall from an almost-two-decades-ago trip to Yosemite.

 
 
 
 
Linda, Barbara, Emily, Paul, Barbara's friend, yours truly
     
 
 
 
Linda, Barbara, Emily, Paul, Barbara's friend, yours truly
     
 
 
 
Linda, Barbara, Emily, Paul, Barbara's friend, yours truly
     
 
 
Half dome
     
If you look closely you can see the line where climbers are using the cables to climb the side of Half Dome.
 
 
 
Half dome
     
If you look closely you can see the line where climbers are using the cables to climb the side of Half Dome.
 
 
 
Half dome
     
If you look closely you can see the line where climbers are using the cables to climb the side of Half Dome.
 
 
Waterfall at Yosemite
     
 
 
 
Waterfall at Yosemite
     
 
 
 
Waterfall at Yosemite
     
 
 
Yosemite waterfall
     
 
 
 
Yosemite waterfall
     
 
 
 
Yosemite waterfall
     
 
 
9. Hiking in Yosemite
16 July 2020.   Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California 
9. Hiking in Yosemite
16 July 2020.  Film, Hiking, Yosemite, California.
 
 
 
 

Another old photo from Yosemite, but this time we hiked near Tioga pass as opposed to Half Dome, which is of course the big rock in the background.

 
 
 
 
Linda, Tom, Jenny, and Emily in Yosemite
     
 
 
 
Linda, Tom, Jenny, and Emily in Yosemite
     
 
 
 
Linda, Tom, Jenny, and Emily in Yosemite
     
 
 
10. At the top of Mount Tam
17 July 2020.   Film, California 
10. At the top of Mount Tam
17 July 2020.  Film, California.
 
 
 
 

It was a gloomy-looking day back in the early aughts when we hiked to the top of Marin's Mount Tamalpais. At the top, shown here, is an abandoned fire lookout encircled by a chain fence.

 
 
 
 
Paul, Stephen, Emily, and Linda
     
 
 
 
Paul, Stephen, Emily, and Linda
     
 
 
 
Paul, Stephen, Emily, and Linda
     
 
 
11. Marin headlands hikers
20 July 2020.   Film, Hiking, California 
11. Marin headlands hikers
20 July 2020.  Film, Hiking, California.
 
 
 
 

Enough of comets and back to my favorite old film photos. This is from an early-aughts hike in the Marin headlands.

 
 
 
 
Stephen, Jenny, Kathy, yours truly, Tom, Emily, Debbe & Sally
     
 
 
 
Stephen, Jenny, Kathy, yours truly, Tom, Emily, Debbe & Sally
     
 
 
 
Stephen, Jenny, Kathy, yours truly, Tom, Emily, Debbe & Sally
     
 
 
12. Hot and dry
24 July 2020.   Death Valley, Film, California 
12. Hot and dry
24 July 2020.  Death Valley, Film, California.
 
 
 
 
Badwater, Death Valley, 1996
     
 
 
 
Badwater, Death Valley, 1996
     
 
 
 
Badwater, Death Valley, 1996
     
 
 

 
 
 
13. East Bay hike
28 July 2020.   Film, Hiking, California 
13. East Bay hike
28 July 2020.  Film, Hiking, California.
 
 
 
 

One of countless times we (the hiking group) hiked the east bay hills.

 
 
 
 
Sally et moi hiking in the east bay in 2000
     
 
 
 
Sally et moi hiking in the east bay in 2000
     
 
 
 
Sally et moi hiking in the east bay in 2000
     
 
 
14. Big Basin State Park
22 August 2020.   Santa Cruz, California 
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14. Big Basin State Park
22 August 2020.  Santa Cruz, California.
 
 
 
 

The news keeps delivering bad stuff, the latest being the fires in California. Especially sad is the news from the Santa Cruz mountains, near our old home. The destruction of the forest and the loss of animal and plant life is terrible. So here's a break from the re-visiting of Istanbul and instead I'm re-visiting Big Basin State Park.

Big Basin is the first California park I visited. It was there within days of my class at McCallum High School. I was so happy to get out of high school! I skipped my graduation ceremony, a habit I kept, and instead my friend Tim and I celebrated by driving my Toyota from Austin to northern California. We camped in Big Basin, visited his sister in Pacific Grove, then headed north, all the way to Vancouver, Canada.

 
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
 
Big Basin SP
     
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Jennie, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in front of Berry Cr Falls
     
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
 
Paul at Big Basin
     
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
 
Gingie
     
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
 
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Gingie
     
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
 
Berry Creek Falls
     
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
 
Gingie, Linda, and Jennie
     
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
 
View west towards the sea
     
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
 
Downed trees
     
 
 
15. Mountain, meadow, lake
24 September 2020.   Yosemite, California 
15. Mountain, meadow, lake
24 September 2020.  Yosemite, California.
 
 
 
 
Yosemite lake
     
The photo was taken back in 2008, with a 2005-vintage D200 and the wonderful little 10.5 fisheye. The camera specs—10 megapixels!—sound pretty dated now but it was a fine little machine in its time.
 
 
 
Yosemite lake
     
The photo was taken back in 2008, with a 2005-vintage D200 and the wonderful little 10.5 fisheye. The camera specs—10 megapixels!—sound pretty dated now but it was a fine little machine in its time.
 
 
 
Yosemite lake
     
The photo was taken back in 2008, with a 2005-vintage D200 and the wonderful little 10.5 fisheye. The camera specs—10 megapixels!—sound pretty dated now but it was a fine little machine in its time.
 
 

 
 
 
16. Driving with a fish eye
29 September 2020.   Cars, Santa Cruz, California 
16. Driving with a fish eye
29 September 2020.  Cars, Santa Cruz, California.
 
 
 
 

It feels like winter is on its way to Vancouver Island so here's a real winter scene, the drive home on a snowy day in the Santa Cruz mountains. Yes, I know, one shouldn't drive and photograph at the same time.