Monthly Archives: September 2012

Two Arches, Gaviota Coast

I hiked to the two arches amid the rocky crags of the Gaviota Coast. Along the way on the ridgeline leading to the arches, there is a mountaintop grassy flat shaded by a few gnarled, lichen covered oak trees that … Continue reading

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Sawtooth Ridge, California

Sawtooth Ridge in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Sawtooth Ridge lies in California’s Hoover Wilderness within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The ridge comprises a portion of the northeast boundary of Yosemite National Park. Some of its notable features include, from … Continue reading

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East Walker River at Sunrise

A view of the East Walker River this morning on the edge of the Eastern Sierra in California.

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Holly-leaved Cherries

Holly-leaved cherries (Prunus ilicifolia), seen here in the process of ripening, are a wild grown food that can be foraged in the local mountains. “Prunus ilicifolia is the most common wild cherry in coastal California south of San Francisco Bay, … Continue reading

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Salmon River, Idaho

The Salmon River, which is the second largest tributary of the Snake River, is also known as The River of No Return. ©Clint Elliott “The Salmon River Canyon is one of the deepest gorges in North America, deeper even than … Continue reading

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