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New and Old Trees, Spanish Camp

(An old article – posted here so as not to lose it during the site transition.)

SpanishCampTreeSnag2007|04|15: New and Old Trees, Spanish Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales") keywords: new trees old tree trunk spring leavers spanish camp almaden quicksilver county park santa clara black and white photograph

New and Old Trees, Spanish Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

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Trees, Spanish Town

SpanishTownTrees2007|04|15: Trees, Spanish Town. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales") keywords: trees spanish town new growth grass rocks new almaden quicksilver county park santa clara california color photograph

Trees, Spanish Town. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

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Yosemite Plowing to Start

According to a page at the Park Service web site plowing of the Tioga Pass Road should begin tomorrow. I suspect that by comparison to other years, the road and pass may well open quite early this year. Anyone for an early May meet-up at Tuolumne?
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Start of California 'Green to Gold' Season

In the part of California I live in this is the time of year when the typical low altitude green explosion of late winter and early spring comes to an end. I was out hiking this morning and grasses are in the in-between stage now – still quite green on the right slopes with good moisture and/or shade, but going brown fast in the drier areas.

Unfortunately, our rather dry winter also seems to have taken a toll on wildflowers. In one spot where I usually find a hillside covered with white lupine, today I saw only a few scattered flowers.
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A Trip Report. Or is It?

Trailcraft is currently featuring a day by day report on a trip in Hells Canyon. It features a new daily report and photographs. Sounds cool, yes?

However, if you had visions of someone uploading their digital photos and reports straight from the trail you may be disappointed. Instead, each daily report features photos taken on previous years’ trips into the area, along with commentary written before trip. It is an interesting series, but perhaps not quite what you think you are reading.

Such trips don’t always go as planned. It would be really interesting if they emerge from Hells Canyon with a completely different story to tell.

April 15, 2007 Posted by | Commentary | Comments Off on A Trip Report. Or is It?

Detail, Zabriskie Point

ZabriskieGulliesDetail2007|04|04: Detail, Zabriskie Point. Death Valley National Park, California. April 4, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: detail zabriskie point gullies erosion death valley national park california color photograph

Detail, Zabriskie Point. Death Valley National Park, California. April 4, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

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