Monthly Archives: June 2015

Night Views at Berkeley Echo Lake Camp

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp overlooks the south end of the Tahoe Basin. The view, day or night, is wonderful. Here’s an image showing 25 minutes of star movement the night we were there. (5 x 5 minutes at f/5.6, ISO … Continue reading

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Flower Power

Which is stronger, a slab of asphalt or a flower? This snowplant (Sarcodes sanguinea) seems to be winning the contest here at the edge of a volleyball court in the northern Sierra Nevada. Few things are stronger than a determined … Continue reading

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Boot Arch

There are at least five well-known, named arches in the Alabama Hills — and probably many more that are unnamed, less accessible, rarely seen. The arches here have eroded and weathered out of the lumpy granitic formations for which the … Continue reading

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