Previous Photos of the Day...
As I was hiking down Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon there were a few Mule Rides on the ascent - this was one of them.
The intersection of two streets in San Francisco. I only had about 9-10 hours in San Francisco and I was walking all around the city. I like this image because it reminds me of a little piece of what "every day" looks like to pedestrians, drivers and the like in the Bay area.
When I was traveling to Monterey, California I spent a lot of time walking around the city, Pacific Grove and the sand dunes in the area. Here is a shot of the many herons that were flying in the area!
I took this image while hiking the John Muir Trail. Our group had stopped for a rest and I was able to capture the nature surrounding us!
On my visit to San Francisco during the summer of 2011 I was able to capture this San Francisco landmark while the waves of the bay crashed upon the rocks!
This is a photo near the start of the trailhead for the Kolob Canyon Trail in Zion National Park. The trail was a beautiful and pleasant 14 mile round trip. My hiking buddy Caleb and I hiked it together and saw the Koleb Arch near the half way point. Interestingly, I noticed the terrain changed quite a bit as we descened. It started off as I expected,... rocky. Their were large sections, however that were quite sandy. That slowed us down a little bit, but not too much. I just didn't expect it! Here are some links to more articles and and hiking info about the Koleb Canyon Trail, Koleb Arch, other hiking trails in Zion National Park and a Map of Zion National Park.
I made a stop over to Boulder, Colorado to check out the flatirons in Chautauqua State Park. I'm thankful there was a beautiful sunrise to draw the beauty out of the park and mountains!
While on a business trip to Colorado shooting some video for a company near Centennial, I made a stop over to Denver and the Red Rock park to check out the beautiful and breath taking views!
Close up of Abandoned Farming Equipment on the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park, Sprocket & Lever - Color
This is a close up photo of abandoned farming equipment on the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park. This was near or on our way to the Lava Point Overlook. I thought it was so strange that this abandoned piece of farming equipment was still here. I'm not sure weather to call it a tractor, a cart, a tiller or a plow but I do wonder at it's story! Who left it behind and why? What did they farm with it and what was life like during the time of it's use? I'm imagining and hoping it was simpler life (yet probably more difficult life speaking of a labor intensive period of time). I hoping it was used in a time where people were more connected to the land and beauty around them in the every day!
A black and white photo of the neat looking Carbon River Suspension Bridge on the Wonderland Trail.
While I was in Washington, DC I was able to take some great night images of a few of the iconic landmarks that make up this city such as this image: The World War II Memorial with this quote by by Franklin D. Roosevelt, "They have given their sons to the Military Services. They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks, riveted the ships and rolled the shells."
This is a black and white photo of a field with trees and a beautiful blue sky with some gorgeous clouds on the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park. My hiking buddy and I spent a few nights hiking this trail to the end of the West Rim Trail. We finished up this leg of the trip hiking Angel's Landing and finished up at The Grotto. Here are some links to more articles and and hiking info about the West Rim Trail, hiking trails in Zion National Park and a Map of Zion National Park.
I captured this photo after an ice storm came through the Cleveland area. The storm provided some great picture opportunities that I was able to capture the following day including these icicles which are clinging to the tree branch!
While I was in Washington, DC I was able to take some great night images of a few of the iconic landmarks that make up this city! Here is an image of the Lincoln Memorial!
While on our way to our next campground I was able to snap this setting that was beside the trail.
This is one of the first signs on the Appalachian Trail near Springer Mountain. I was only doing a week long stint of the trail up to Unicoi Gap. I'm looking forward to doing more of it. If not just thru hiking it...
I took this photo of the Terminal Tower on a nice, warm, sunny day! I was on a "photo scavenger hunt" to find the best picture I could of this Cleveland landmark. This was the beginning of my journey!
After we left Mowich Lake Campground, my buddy and I decided to take the Spray Park trail instead of the Wonderland Trail Proper. I read in Bette Filley's book, "Discovering The Wonders of the Wonderland Trail" that Spray Park offers some magnificent views of Rainier whereas the Wonderland Trail is more forested and covered. The only catch is that if it's bad weather, Spray Park is absolutely miserable as there is no cover and it's the highest point on the trail. Thankfully we lucked out and had blue skies and great views!
This photo was taken at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland Ohio.