Travels

As a kid, travels were filled with surprise and adventure. Between then and now that changed as it became easy to plan out trips, to know exactly where to go to see a specific view. It made certain I saw the popular sights, at the perfect time, but made the trips a little predictable and boring. In recent years I've done less planning in an attempt to bring back some of the adventure, fun and unknown.

California

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The High Sierra

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Utah and Colorado

Various USA, Canada and Mexico

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Amphitheatre details. Cedar Breaks on a cool and breezy evening.
Sonoma County coming alive after the first winter rain.
Goblins at sunset. Utah.
Goblins at twilight. Utah.
Fall colors. Ridgway, Colorado.
Aspen forest scene. Kebler Pass. Colorado.
Aspen forest scene. Kebler Pass. Colorado.
Leaning aspens. San Juan Mountains. Colorado.
Desert drives and views. Utah.
Fall colors near Guardsman Pass. Utah.
Forest scene. Near Santa Cruz, California.
A not so secret spot in California.
The Grand Canyon.
Sonoma County trails.
Sonoma County trails.
Beautiful Victoria.
Zabriskie Point. Death Valley National Park.
Edge of light. Death Valley National Park.
Morning in Joshua Tree National Park.
Quiet Coast. Guadalupe Dunes, California.
A wave breaks on a quiet morning. Guadalupe Dunes, California.
Sunrise sand ripples. Guadalupe Dunes, California.
Forest Scene. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Small waterfalls, just upstream from a really big one. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Cows along Coleman Valley Road. This image is exactly what pops into my mind when I think about driving around Sonoma County.
Kalalau Valley overlook, Kauai.
Not gonna lie... This was photographed from a parking lot in Yosemite Valley.
First light on the famous Elm in Cook's Meadow as the sun rose over Half Dome. Yosemite Valley.
The view of San Miguel de Allende from a restaurant near the El Mirador overlook. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The Cathedral. Looking down on Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato from Monumento al Pipila. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Sonoma county roads.
Looking down a narrow street first thing in the morning. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Locked Up. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Looking down at Templo de San Diego and Jardin de la Union from Monumento al Pipila. Guanajuato, Mexico.
The fantastic view from Monumento al Pipila. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Front Door. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Up the Alley. One of the many narrow streets near the Universidad de Guanajuato. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Blooming dogwoods. Yosemite Valley.
Above the Valley. Rain, clouds and wind at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
Rain, clouds and wind at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
Cabin in Fall. Ridgway, Colorado.
Sunrise on the Hana coast. Maui.
Fantastic scenery near Ridgway, Colorado.
Photographed from the Moraine Lake rock pile. Banff National Park, Canada.
Vermillion Lakes. Banff National Park, Canada.
Sunrise over the coastal hills of Sonoma County, California.
An early morning drive to the coast. Sonoma County, California.
A small stream in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Tide Traces. Crescent City, California.
Fog moving into a redwood forest. Damnation Creek Trail.
Central coast backroad.
Cottonwood reflections. Cimarron River, Colorado.
Sunrise from the highest point on Maui.
Oaks and shadows. Sonoma County.
Rhododendrons and redwoods. Damnation Creek Trail.
Bixby Bridge and the Central California Coast.
Trees and rock wall. Pinnacles National Park.
Little Lakes Valley.
Morning light at Second Lake. Big Pine Lakes Basin, John Muir Wilderness.
Pines surrounding First Lake glow in this image shot directly into the rising sun. Big Pine Lakes Basin, John Muir Wilderness.
The sun briefly peaks through the clouds, providing a little sunlight on the basin below North Peak. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
Sunset at Sailor Lake in the Sabrina Basin on a smoky evening. John Muir Wilderness.
Sunrise at Sailor Lake in the Sabrina Basin. John Muir Wilderness.
Sunrise on Picture Peak from a stream between Hungry Packer Lake and Sailor Lake. John Muir Wilderness.
A peaceful, colorful sunset after an afternoon of thunderstorms. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
The day's first light on three rocks. 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness.
Illuminated Island. First light on Upper Young Lake in Yosemite.
A small pine and sunset reflections at Upper Young Lake in Yosemite.